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VOL. XUX, No. 6 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1918 



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Managers 9 Association Finds 81% of Acts Arrive Without 

Baggage. Loss of Salary for Performances. Missed 

to Be Imposed. Delay May Oblige Split Weeks 

to Become Full Weeks. 



Last week the members of the Vaude- 
ville Managers' Protective Association 
compiled statistics on the movement 
of trains and the report following 

showed that exactly 8! per cent, of the 
acts moved in and out of towns ar- 
rived without the necessary baggage 
to do their specialties. 

The V. M. P. A. has issued instruc- 
tions to its members to urge all acts 
U. take a suit case carrying make-up 
and costumes so that in the event of 
trunk delay, the act can work. Trunks 
and heavy baggage are being held up 
to allow the transportation of food 
and fuel and as a result the traveling 
public suffers. 

Any act failing to take heed of the 
instructions will lose the proportionate 
amount of salary for performances lost 
through its inability to appear, pro- 
vided of course a suit case would carry 
sufficient paraphernalia ,to avoid the 
loss of time. 

The vaudeville houses playing split 
weeks (two bills weekly) commenced 
to wonder this week with the cold, de- 
layed transportation and the expecta- 
tion a large number of railroads will 
remove many scheduled trains, what 
is going to be the ultimate result. 

Some of the vaudeville booking men 
thought the split week theaters might 
be forced to adopt a full week policy 
in time, while others said the booking 
offices might play acts in splits where 
the turns would virtually be obliged to 
lose a half week through travel to 
make the connecting stand positively 
before the first show. 

No concerted thought or action has 
been taken by the bookers of the split 
time houses, however. They are wait- 
ing to see what develops. 

A notice has been posted in the 
United Booking Offices asking agents 
to urge their act6 to take the first 
available train, when making a jump, 
to provide against delays. 



baker as it9 permanent home. Terms 
only are holding up the consummation. 
Sheehan, encouraged by the 10 weeks 
successful run his organization had 
here of English opera at popular prices 
wishes to make himself a local in- 
stitution. 



MAJESTIC, BOSTON, AT $1. 

Boston, Jan. 2. 
During the engagement of "Mother 
C&rey's Chickens" at the Majestic, 
opening next week, the admission scale 
•top will be $1, 



NEW CONTRACT TRIED. 

The new theatrical equity contract, 
recently ratified by both the Actors' 
Equity Association and the United 
Managers' Protective Association, 
worked out harmoniously during the 
recent holidays, although the managers 
made ' no kick about paying for the 
week before Christmas "lay-off," when 
business conditions were anything but 
rosy anywhere. 

^layers not having the contracts 
with certain managerial interests that 
recognized the Equity's contract 
shared in the new provision of the 
latter's playing agreement, the man- 
agements making no discriminations. 



OPERA AT STUDEBAKER? 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Secret negotiations are reported in 

progress between the Shuberts and 

the Joseph Sheehan opera company 

for the latter to obtain the Stude- 



SEATTLE FL00DB0UND. 

Seattle, Jan. 2. 

Seattle was floodbound early this 
week for the second time within two 
weeks. All vaudeville anji..jyna....ex- 
changes were hard hit by the tie-up of 
the boat lines to Tacoma and Vancou- 
ver. North gives city only transporta- 
tion facilities. 

The Hippodrome (vaudeville) bill, 
due to open at the Regent, Tacoma, 
Sunday, was held up by the floods. The 
Recent show closing Saturday was sent 
to the local Hip by boat. A make- 
shift program was arranged for Ta- 
coma. The Orpheum bill arrived there 
by boat from Vancouver in time to 
open. Ranta^es Circuit acts came in 
Tuesday from Portland, routed by the 
way of Pendleton. 

Only two of the six turns due to 
open at the local Orpheum reached here 
in time to play the Sunday matinee. 



NO "PLAYLESS DAYS." 

Washington, Jan. 2. 
George Creel, in response to a rumor 
in New York the Government would 
establish a "playless day," when all the- 
atres in the United States will be 
closed one day a week, stated there 
was no truth in the report, the mat- 
ter not even under consideration. He 
added that the "lightless" nights were 
for the conservation of coal, t which 
comes under the head of necessity. 

NOT UNUSUAL 

Chicago, Tan. 2. 

One of the biggest men in Chicago's 
theatrical walks, a showman of modern 
enterprise and methods, is on the war- 
path regarding a "deal" he got recently 
in New York, where he chose to buy 
some seats to a legitimate attraction 
rather than ask for passes. 

He was asked by a friend to get him 
eight seats inside the first three rows at 
a certain theatre. He went to the box 
office, and the treasurer, not knowing the 
Chicr.goan. laughed in his face. He went 
to one scalper and managed to get two in 
the fourth row. He went to another and 
got two in the sixth row and four behind 
it. in the seventh, making his eight seats. 
With some pride he presented the seats 
to his friend, explaining the difficulties he 
had had, and not even mentioning the 
heavy premiums he had paid. 

Next dav he met his friend and got the 
ha-ha. The eiefy seats the Chicago show- 
man had bought at war orices were eight 
of the onlv IS seats inside the first seven 
rows that were occupied, and his two the 
only ones used in the second or third, 
rows. 

"I don't mind getting robbed," said the 
theater man, "but when they take the 
extra money, make me walk mv legs off 
and plead as though I were a beggar, it 
makes me a trifle sore to have them show 
me up, besides." 



COL'S HEADLINERS THIS WEEK. 

London, Tan. 2. 
The headline features at the Coliseum 
• his week are Violet Vanbrugh and Co. 
in a new nlavlet, "The Woman on the 
Window Sill"; Lydia Kyasht in a new 
comedy ballet, "Cnoid's Conspiracy," 
composed by Sir Frederick Cowen ; 
Marguerite Scialtiel in "Maid of 
France," and Grock. 



MAY BE "COMMONWEALTH." 

Tndications Wednesday pointed that 
"The Grass Widow." which moved from 
the Liberty to the Princess Christmas 
night, was having pretty t^ugh sledding 
v.itl; the weather against thcatrcgoinjj 
and that arrangements were pending 
whereby the show would be continued 
on the "commonwealth" plan. 

This plan would be along the same 
lines used by the Richard Lambert 
company playing "Art and Oppor- 
tunity" at the Cort before the holidays. 



WASH. SQ. FINISHING? 

According to report the Washington 
Square Players will continue for but an- 
other week at the Comedy, after having 
occupied the house for two seasons and 
one half of the current one. The reason 
is that even with the reduction in prices 
they have been unable to attract sufficient 
business to meet the house rental. They 
are said to be in arrears for five weeks at 
present 

"Success," the Theo. Leibler, Jr., pro- 
duction, is slated to go into the house, 
according to present arrangements. 



SACK'S WINNING CHANCE. 

J. L. Sacks, the London producer, is a 
winner on a long shot that he took 
last August when he contracted with 
Cohan & Harris for the London rights 
to "Going Up." That was months be- 
fore the piece was produced on this 
side. Sacks paid the managers $1,000 
advance royalty on the show and 
secured the piece for abroad. 

Sacks intends to present the piece in 
London in February with Robert Era- 
mett Keane in the role played here by 
Frank Craven 

Arthur Voegtlin and William J. Wil- 
son are co-partners in 50 per cent, of 
the production which Sacks holds. 



APPOINTING CAMP MANAGERS. 

During the current week there is ex- 
pected to arrive from Washington the 
appointments for a number of mana- 
gers of camp theaters. The managers 
are to be assigned to various theatres 
in the army cantonments through .the 
country, according to recommendations 
that have been made from the offices 
of the Committee on Training Camp 
Activities in New York City. 

At present there are approximately a 
half dozen theaters at various encamp- 
ments ready for the housing of attrac- 
tions of a local nature, but it is doubtful 
if they will be in shape to receive trav- 
eling attractions for another month or 
more. 



HITCHCOCK'S TRAVESTY PLAN. 

According to report the next piece 
Hitchcock & Gest will do, on musical 
comedy lines, will be a burlesque of 
current legit hits, with a cast that has 
two prominent artists mentioned for 
its leaders. One of these is Clifton 
Crawford, another a woman star now 
in a Broadway dramatic success. 



KREISLER COMPOSING SCORE. 

Fritz Kreislcr and Guy Bolton are to 
collaborate on a musical comedy in 
which Margaret Namara is to be 
starred. 

She is the wife of Bo'ton and is to give 
a matinee concert at the Princess 
Jan. 8. 



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By E. G. 

Paris, Dec. 20. 
Failing to obtain any notable success 
with the new productions recently of- 
fered at the Comedie Francaise, the 
management (or rather the committee) 
has secured for the regular repertoire 
Alfred de Mussefs "Lorenzaccio," last 
played by Sarah Bernhardt at the Re- 
naissance. Theodore de Banville's "Beau 
Leandre" and Paul Verlaine's "Les Uns 
et les Autres" will also be revived at 
the first national comedy house of 
France. It is rumored De Max will 
soon retire from the Comedie Francaise 
troupe, feeling he has not sufficient 
scope at the House of Moliere, where 
the acting is regulated by tradition, 
following Le Bargy, Coquelin, Bern- 
hardt and other famous artists. Re- 
quired at this famous theatre is a man- 
ager with power of control, who is not 
liable to the little susceptibilities of 
the troupe forming the committee or 
the influences of politicians. The organ- 
ization of the House of Moliere is ex- 
cellent (on paper), but Napoleon I, 
when he drew up his famous decree on 
the battlefield governing the manage- 
ment of the Comedie Francaise did not 
reckon with the petty jealousies of the 
actors and actresses when they become 
societaires" and to a great extent con- 
trol the destinies of this theatre. An 
artist of talent may decide to play a 
role as he understands it and not be 
constrained to keep to the tradition 
because a predecessor played the part 
in another manner. The important 
feature of a great artist is individual- 
ity and such individuality, which the 
public admires, is discouraged at the 
Comedie Francaise. Tradition is the 
motto there. 

A revue will be given this winter at 
the Concert Mayol by O. Dufrenne. It 
will be signed by H. Varna and Le- 
lievre, and entitled "Cest Fantastique." 
During the summer an operetta by 
Bataille-Henri, "Les Profiteurs de 
1'Amour," will probably be mounted. 

The revue, "Laisse les Tomber," pro- 
duced at the new Casino de Paris, when 
Gaby Deslys made her reappearance 
before a French public, is a magnificent 
show and met with approbation. Gaby 
sings, dances and acts with Harry Pil- 
cer, and the couple stand out in an 
important cast recruited by Leon Vol- 
terra. The costumes are gorgeous, par- 
ticularly for war time! Various flowers 
are represented by some of the pret- 
tiest dresses seen on the stage. The 
ladder scene has been introduced as 
the three colors (red, white, blue), and 
pleased immensely. Murray Piker's 
sherbo band made good, but rather 
frightened some gentle folk. The shoot- 
ing star dance by a troupe of English 
girls creating sparks on a special car- 
pet by the movement of their feet was 
found a novelty here. Boucot, Mag- 
nard. Miles. Rose, Amy, Louvain, Pretty 
Myrtill and all concerned worked hard 
to make the witless revue go. But wit 
is not required at the Casino de Paris; 
there is a feast for the eyes. Mile. 
Deslys is quite dramatic in a sketch 
portraying her obsession by sensational 
pictures, in which she makes a few 
Fregoli changes. Her rich costumes 
did not seem to please and were 
thought eccentric. There is every pos- 
sibility the Casino de Paris (a white 
elephant since Borney's departure), will 
be once more one of the chic resorts 
of the French capital. 

Many structural alterations have 
been made, and as a matter of fact the 
Casino is not yet completed. A large 
gallery now runs from the fauteuils to 



KENDREW. 

the front wall of the hall, pasing as a 
covering to the promenade, very much 
on the same lines as at the Olympia. A 
special entrance is being made to these 
seats.. The upholstery is in pome- 
granate red; the decorations in the 
auditorium are not particularly har- 
monious, but no real judgment can be 
rendered until the hall is quite finished, 
which may be another month. How- 
ever, Volterra and Gaby opened in time 
for the Christmas vacations, and that 
is an important result. Nedelec fills the 
functions of assistant manager, Leh- 
man is producing manager and Soulaire 
musical leader. Eugenio has charge of 
the stage. The program even goes so 
far as to tell the name of the chief 
electrician and the principal carpet- 
man. The reopening of the Casino de 
Paris is a success and was a big event. 

"La Marraine d'Escouade," the oper- 
etta given by the intermediary of 
Broussan (formerly co-director of the 
Opera), at the Theatre du Vaudeville, 
is a musical version of Les Fiancees 
de Rosalie, a farce played at the De- 
jazet last season. A party of French 
soldiers, who have been adopted as 
"godsons" by a young woman, turn up 
at her parents' home to pass their fur- 
lough and commit all sorts of pranks, 
interlaced with singing and dancing. 
This forms the story. One of the group 
is an ecclesiastic in peace times, and 
has proved himself a real poilu. He 
feels he will be unable to follow his 
calling in future, renouncing the flesh 
and the devil, so he marries his pretty 
Marraine. The music is diverting, but 
not particularly original. 

Some radical changes are taking 
place at the Comedie Francaise : Hector 
Cremieux's "Abbe Constantine," good 
old-fashioned melodrama, has been 
added to the repertoire and will be 
revived shortly. 

Criticism has been expressed relative 
to the noisy antics of Murray Pilcer's 
ragtime Sherbo band at the Casino de 
Paris, considered inappropriate in war 
time. The pitch of this music, which is 
discoursed also during the entr'acte, 
has been somewhat toned down. No- 
tices to this effect are published in the 
local press. 

, A musical comedy by Gignoux and 
Barde, music by Cuvillier, which will 
bear the name of "Judith, Courtisane," 
will shortly be produced at the little 
Theatre Michel. Cleo de Merode will 
make her reappearance in the work, 
which, if rumor is correct, will run a 
big risk of being barred by the British 
and American censors should exact 
English versions be adopted. Biblical 
characters seem in favor in Paris as 
subjects for risky operetta. The field 
has not been exploited hitherto and 
brain fever is not to be feared in adapt- 
ing it to the stage. But such efforts do 
not add lustre to the French stage. 



"Grand-Pere," by Lucien Guitry, re- 
cently produced at the Porte St. -Mar- 
tin, is meeting with a success which 
places the author-actor in a respectable 
position among French playwrights. It 
is difficult to summarize the story; the 
comedy describes the petty quarreling 
of a family. Due to the tact and good 
nature of a grandfather, whose son lias 
disgraced the clan, a young girl is able 
to marry the man she loves after being 
frequently rebutted by her supposed 
family during three acts. This is the 
first dramatic work of this French 
actor, who is following in the footsteps 
of Sacha Guitry, his son, rather late in 
life. It is well mounted and neatly told. 



PARIS MUSICIANS ON STRIKE. 

Paris, Jan. 2. 

The strike of the theatre musician! 
in Paris continues. Some of the larger 
houses have female orchestras and say 
there they will hold them indefinitely. 
A few of the picture places have gotten 
along with piano only. The vaudeville 
theatres compromised when the female 
orchestras engaged by them were re- 
cruited to the strikers. 

The musicians struck unexpectedly 
Christmas Day, demanding two francs 
extra a show. The performances 
throughout the city that day were ac- 
companied by pianos. 



ALL SEYMOUR HICKS. 

London, Jan. 2. 

At St. Martin's theatre, Dec. 31, was 
produced "Sleeping Partners," a new 
three-act comedy adapted from the 
French, in one scene, four characters — 
Eternal Triangle, Husband, Wife, 
Friend. 

It is light, audacious, often witty, with 
little action, practically a monolog for 
Seymour Hicks — the best he has ever 
done. He is well supported by Madge 
Lessing and Stanley Turnbull. 



WONDERFUL SHOW BT BLIND. 

London, Jan. 2. 

Dorothy Minto has engaged to play 
Nothing, the lead in the wood panto- 
mime recently presented by blinded 
soldiers and sailors at St. Dunstan's 
wonderful performance. 

King, the star blind dancer, gave an 
extraordinary exhibition with a dummy 
of Charlie Chaplin, danced a wild fox 
trot with remarkable sureness, and so 
on 

Will Broadbent, chief comedian, gave 
an astounding performance. A most 
prpular chorus was a skit of Braille, 
"Another Little Dot Won't Do You 
Any Harm." 



"ALADDIN," BEST YET. 

London, Jan. 2. 
"Aladdin" at the Drury Lane is the 
best production Arthur Collins ever 
presented there. It is better described 
as a musical fairy play than a panto- 
mime, with a capital book, plenty of 
comedy, gorgeous scenes, original mu- 
sic by Glover and Gideon, splendidly 
p!ayed by Madge Titheradge, Daisy 
Bindley, Lennie Deane, Robert Hale, 
Will Evans, Caleb Porter, Harry Gaff, 
Stanley Lupino, the latter the out- 
standing success who promises to re- 
place the late Dan Leno in popularity. 



HOLIDAY'S PACKED BUSINESS. 

London, Jan. 2. 

The legitimate and variety business 
is splendid during the holidays. 

More money is being spent on amuse- 
ments than ever previously. 

Most of the houses are packed twice 
daily. 



A MARTINI DIES. 

London, Jan. 2. 
William Martini, one of the orig- 
inal Martini gymnastic troupe, is dead, 
aged 69. 



GERTRUDE ROBINS DEAD. 

London, Jan. 2. 
Gertrude Robins, actress-novelist- 
playwright, is dead. 



HARVEY AS GAR RICK. 

London, Jan. 2. 
At the Comedy Martin Harvey makes 
his appearance Jan. 7 as "David Gar- 
rick" in a West End special charity 
matinee. 



"Tom Jones'* on the Screen. 

London, Jan. 2. 

The Ideal Film Co. gave a private 
showing of its screen production of 
"Tom Jones," featuring Dora DeWin- 
ton as Little June, and Edward O'Neill 
as Jud Green. 

It should get over. 



SOLDIERS GOOD ENTERTAINERS. 

London, Jan. 2. 

The Pierrots and orchestra, 50 sol- 
diers, disqualified from further arduous 
fighting and entertaining the 25th Div- 
sion at the front, have arrived in Lon- 
don on short leave. 

They are giving a series of concerts 
at Wigmore Hall to secure funds to 
provide comforts for men in the 
trenches, offering a capital program, in- 
cluding songs, serious acting, comedy, 
dances, sketches, burlesque, etc., all 
good, with several high class artists. 

They were enthusiastically received 
by a large audience. 



ADA REEVES MAINTAINS CLAIM. 

Paris, Jan. 2. 

It is reported from Sydney, Australia, 
Ada Reeves has successfully maintained 
her claim in the Supreme Court over 
there that her husband, Wilfred Cotton, 
has no partnership in her theatrical in* 
terests. 

Miss Reeves is the widely known 
English artist, now in Australia on a re- 
turn engagement. 



TES UNCLE" IS MERRY. 

London, Jan. 2. 

At the Prince of Wales, Grossmith & 
Laurillard produced "Yes Uncle" Dec. 
29. It is a merry, bright musical pro- 
duction reflecting credit on Austin 
Hurgon, part author and sole pro- 
ducer and Nat D. Ayer, composer. 

The piece was an instantaneous suc- 
cess. 

The chief scorers are Leslie Henson, 
Davy Burnaby, Robert Nainby, Frank 
Hector, Lily St. John, Julia James. 



CORLETT KILLED IN ACTION. 

London, Jan. 2. 
James Corlett, dancer, was killed in 
action in France. His elder brother, 
a stoker in the navy, was drowned, and 
a younger brother was killed in the 
Dardanelles two years ago. 



DOT FRA MARRIES. 

London, Jan. 2. 
Dot Fra, leading lady of the revue 
"Heave O," has been married to Lieut. 
Frederick Guttridge. 



TALBOT'S MUSICAL COMEDY. 

London, Jan. 2. 
Howard Talbot has finished the score 
of a musical comedy commenced by the 
late Paul Ruben, book by Harry Gra- 
ham, to be produced shortly by Yorke 
Stephens. 



"BOBO," SCOTCH REVUE. 

' London, Jan. 2. 
At the Metropolitan Monday Francis 
Letty presented a new Scottish revue, 
"Bobo," featuring Ida Crispi, Charles 
Bell, Lil Bolton. 



Well Known Entertainers Wed. 

London, Jan. 2. 

Nellie Smith, of the "Diving Belles," 
was married Dec. 24 to W. ;Robinson, 
rhe entertainer. 

Both are well known in the English 
variety world. 



Stoll Picture Theatre Club Opens. 

London, Jan. 2. 
Baroness Orczy opens the Stoll Pic- 
ture Theatre Club third subscription of 
one guinea to stalls, available any day 
except Saturdays, Sundays and bank 
holidays. 



Leslie Stiles in "Bubbly." 

London, Jan. 2. 
Leslie Stiles has joined "Bubbly" at 
the Comedy, which is playing to packed 
houses. 



"Zig Zag" Will Show in Paris. 

London, Jan. 2. 
"Zig Zag" at the Hippodrome will 
be transferred to Paris after its pres- 
ent run. Business continues great. 



VAUDEVILLE 



U. B. 0. AGENTS FACE PUNISHMENT, 
OVERCHARGING COMMISSIONS 



E. F. Albee Issues Mandate Wherein Status of United Booking 

Offices Is Clearly Defined as to Exact Amount Agents 

Can Charge Acts for Booking— U. B. O. 

Wants Complaints to Come Direct. 



In an announcement issued this week 
by E. F. Albee, vaudeville artists are 
informed what amounts should be paid 
for securing an engagement through 
the United Booking Offices. 

The notification Was caused through 
an anonymous letter, reproduced in the 
announcement, alleging some U. B. O. 
agents book their big-time acts on the 
small-time circuits when the big tim- 
ers have open dates, the letter charging 
that through this the acts must pay 
commission amounting to 20% in all. 

The Albee notice says that custom 
provides for a five per cent, fee to an 
agent for representative and that the 
U. B. O. charges five per cent, com- 
mission, which would be the full 
amount charged if an act booked direct 
with it. Any commission, says Mr. 
Albee, paid to U. B. O. agents for ap- 
pearing in small-time houses is un- 
necessary, and he invites artists who 
have paid over 10 per cent, on engage- 
ments to submit their grievances to 
the managers, who guarantee them 
protection. The U. B. O. is open to re- 
ceive at all times, the announcement 
states, any complaint by an artist an 
agent has charged an excessive amount. 

The communication causing the Albee 
statement was unsigned, which Mr. 
Albee refers to. He adds that artists 
with grievances should come forward 
with them instead of making sidewalk 
gossip, if they wish io better vaudeville 
conditions. 

The anonymous letter refers to a 
matter of booking frequently reported, 
that of big-time acts playing small time 
intermittently and intermediately dur- 
ing the fulfillment of a big-time route. 

There are agents doing business with 
the United Booking Offices who are 
said to have direct connections with 
small-time agents, through which both 
place when opportunity offers acts from 
each division on the . other. Though 
this booking is conducted secretly with 
the original agent of the turn always 
ready with a plea he did not book it 
in the other held (and in a position 
where his statement can not be dis- 
proved), it is quite well established this 
sort of booking by agents has been go- 
ing on for a long while. 

What amount of commission the big 
acts have paid when placed in the 
smaller houses to fill in open time has 
been kept as secret as the booking 
connection. 



SENTENCED FOR 30 YEARS. 

Chicago, Dec. 29. 

About a year and a half ago, Edmund 
Norton, who played -the rube kid in 
the vaudeville act known as "Christ- 
mas at Higgins'," was arrested at Ft. 
Worth, Tex., under the name of Fred 
Lloyd, for attempted rape. 

Without friends or money, his case 
was rushed to trial with the court ap- 
pointing an attorney to defend him. 
The trial was in a way only perfunc- 
tory, and as the laws through the 
south are severe for this charge, Nor- 
ton, or Lloyd, was sentenced to 30 
years in the penitentiary. 

New evidence was later found and 
the young lawyer who represented him 
at the trial asked for a rehearing 
and retrial of the case by the Court 
of Appeals. With the request for a 
rehearing however, his interest in the 
case lapsed and with no one to push 
it, the matter has been allowed to drag 
until this time, with Norton still con- 



fined in the county jail at Ft. Worth, 
as he had not informed his friends 
about it, as he disliked the notoriety. 

Now, after 18 months, he has written 
to Lew N. Goldberg, the Chicago agent, 
stating that the court will set Jan. 16, 
at Ft. Worth, and if granted a new 
trial by the court, he will be rushed 
to trial, and won't have a chance un- 
less furnished with an attorney to look 
after his interests, and one who can 
give a bond to stay the case until he 
is prepared to present his case. 

C S. ("Tink") Humphrey, Karl Hob- 
litzelle, president of the Interstate Cir- 
cuit, Lew M. Goldberg, Irving Simon, 
John Simon, Dave Baehler, Bert Cor- 
telyou, Will Jacobs, Marius Heinaw, 
Coney Holmes, Glenn C. Burt, Chas. 
Crowl, J. T. Keeler, Edgar Dudley, Ir- 
ving Yates, Lew Earl, J. C. Elias, Tom 
Carmody, Eddie Shayne, Sam Nahl, 
Asher Levy, Harry W. Spingold, Jesse 
Freeman, Dick Hoffman, Charlie Free- 
man, H. J. Allardt, Chas. Hoyland, Cal 
Grims, Walter Downie, Geo. Van, Sam 
Thall, Andy Talbot, C. W. Nelson, Paul 
B. Powell, Paul Gordon, Tom Powell 
and others have interested themselves 
in the matter and will see that Norton 
secures a bond and a regular attorney 
to not only push the case, but to see 
that the matter is adequately presented 
when the case comes up for trial. Mr. 
Hoblitzelle, who as president of the 
Interstate, has property interests in 
Texas, will attend to the giving of any 
necessary bond for appearances as well 
as the selecting attorneys to look af- 
ter Norton's interests, both before and 
at the trial. 

Any friends of Norton who desire to 
assist him with money in order that he 
may have a fair chance in court, may 
send remittances to either C. S. Hum- 
phrey, manager of the Chicago office of 
the United, or to Lew W. Goldberg, 
Suite 806, Majestic Theatre Bldg. 

Those who have gone into the case 
to any extent, claim that with a proper 
showing of the evidence at hand, Nor- 
ton cannot be convicted of the charge. 



KIDNAPPING CHARGED. 

New Orleans, Dec. 31. 

Evading the authorities for more than 
a year, Charles Schaefer, a Hungarian, 
was arrested in San Antonio, on a tip 
from New Orleans federal officers, and 
is being held pending the development 
cf white slave charges. 

Schaefer is charged with kidnapping 
Mathew and Bailor Matina, twin Lilli- 
putians, aged 14, located in a carnival 
playing El Paso. 

The local authorities received infor- 
mation through Lew Rose, manager of 
the Dauphine theatre here. 



CHICAGO PALACE GROSS. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 
The gross at the Palace (vaudeville) 
last week (Xmas) without an extra per- 
formance beats all the box office records 
of that theatre for the past three years. 



KEANE HELD OVER 3rd WEEK. 

Robert Emmett Keanc will remain at 
the Palace, New York, next week, his 
third consecutive one. He is also ap- 
pearing in "The Grass Widow" at the 
Princess. 

Mr. Keane is the only "single'* male 
act ever holding over for three weeks at 
the New York Palace. 



FRIARS 9 DINNER FOR MORRIS. 

There is some talk of the Friars 
giving William Morris a dinner during 
April next. It may be held at one of 
the big hotels. 

Commencing April 22, Harry Lauder, 

under Morris' management, goes into 

the Metropolitan, New York, for two 
weeks, with Morris renting the house. 
It will mark the close of Lauder's 
present tour over here. He will return 
to England, probably coming back here 
in the fall on his way to Australia, for 
a return engagement over there, also 
under Morris' direction. 

Mr. Morris has instructed his attor- 
neys, House, Grossman & Vorhaus, to 
commence actions to recover against 
the Shuberts and the New York Cen- 
tral R. R., alleging that through negli- 
gence on their part the Lauder show 
missed three performances, two at the 
Shubert, New Haven, and one at the 
Academy of Music, Brooklyn. 

The suit against the Shuberts is for 
the New Haven lost shows, for which 
there had been an advance sale of $800 
for the matinee and $2,496 at night. In 
Brooklyn the matinee's advance sale 
was $1,800, and the claim against the 
Central will be fcased upon that 
through delay in moving the Lauder 
special car from Albany to New York. 
In New Haven the theatre could not 
supply heat. 

PHILA. BLOOMER. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 2. 

The "Supreme Vaudeville" show 
given at the Academy of Music proved 
a gigantic flivver. First Grace La 
Rue was announced as the headliner, 
but her name appeared in the ads. only 
one day and Ralph Herz, the musical 
comedy comedian, topped the bill, 
which also included the Courtney Sis- 
ters; Bennett and Richards; Dancing 
LaVars; Four Musical Hodges; May 
Marvin, a "single"; Walter Percival 
and Co. in a sketch called "The Way 
Out," and the Three Kramers, a ring 
and bar act. 

The first show given Monday night 
diew less than $1,000 and the New 
Year's evening performance even less. 
The afternoon show had the audience 
i hilled to the bone in the poorly heat- 
ed house, kidding the artists and walk- 
ed out on the acts. 

It was reported when Grace La Rue 
was lost to the show, the original 
backers dropped out and it was diffi- 
cult to learn just who was behind the 
bloomer. 



GASTON AND DINGLE TEAM. 

Billy Gaston and Tom Dingle have 
teamed. Gaston has been off the stage 
for some years, devoting his time to 
writing popular songs. 

Dingle has not been able to appear 
since he broke a bone in his foot while 
dancing several months ago. 



"DIVORCONS" CONDENSED. 

"Divorcons" in condensed form is to 
be done by Laura Hope Crews in 
vaudeville, with a supporting cast of 
five. Grace George had the play con- 
densed to sketch form and it is this 
version Miss Crews has secured. 

Eddie Darling is responsible for se- 
curing "Divorcons" for Miss Crews. 



ELFIE FAY IN TWO-ACT. 

Elfie Fay of "Belle of Avenue A" 
fame has returned from England. Miss 
Fay looks in excellent health and has 
teamed with Eleanor Kent for a two 
act, the girls opening out of town next 
week. 

Arthur Klein is booking. 



Lady Duff's Now Manager. 

Myron Fagan is out as business 
manager of the Lady Duff Gordon act, 
having been succeeded by Walter 
GirTord. The act is really managed by 
Harry Weber. 



ACTS ON "FAVORABLE LIST." 

At the last meeting of the Vaude- 
ville Managers' Protective Association 
a number of acts who took part in the 
recent. White Rat strike were placed 
en the favorable list and bookings ar- 
ranged for them through the circuits 
represented in the V. M. P. A. 

No information was forthcoming as 
to the number favored*, but it is un- 
derstood it was around 70 or 100 and 
included some of those most active in 
a direct manner. 



INTERSTATE'S CAMP THEATRE. 

San Antonio, Jan. 2. 

The Interstate Circuit will commence 
showing vaudeville next Sunday at the 
Camp Travis theatre. The house will 
play a full week, taking its shows from 
the southeastern bookings of the 
United Booking Offices, the bills com- 
ing to the camp from Alexandria and 
New Orleans, with a split week between 
Lake Charles and Beaumont, proceed- 
ing after the camp stay to Waco. Little 
Rock and Pine Bluff, when the U. B. O. 
will again route them. 

The Interstate also lias Majestic 
theatre, in the city. 



ATTACHED FOR "JUMPING." 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Countess Verona had her act at- 
tached by the W. V. M. A. on a claim 
of violation of contract with the asso- 
ciation. She "jumped" the association 
time to open for Pantages, after a 
week's layoff in Minneapolis. 

Verona settled in full for the claim. 



RIVAL ACT CANCELLED. 

„ , Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Max Gruber (Gruber's Animals) was 
arrested in Winnipeg last week, as an 
alien enemy on a telegram jent to the 
authorities, signed T. W. Shaw of 
Shaw's Circus. 

Tink Humphreys by wire proved to 
the satisfaction of the Canadian au- 
thorities Gruber had been in this coun- 
try 15 years, had his first papers and 
had spent thousands of dollars in 
Liberty Bonds. On receipt of this in- 
formation Gruber was released. 

Meanwhile, Beehler & Jacobs, agents 
for the Shaw act, notified Shaw all his 
association time had been canceled. 
Shaw is an Indian. 



RATS' HEARINGS STARTING. 

A resumption of the investigation 
of the White Rats' financial affairs it 
expected to be resumed this afternoon 
(Friday) in the office of referee Louis 
Schuldenfrei. 

Postponements were occasioned 
lately through the holidays and delays 
in court. 

Last week's scheduled hearing was 
called off at the last minute. 



FRED WILLMOT DIES. 

London, Jan. 2. 
Fred Willmot, formerly a variety art- 
ist and of late years manager, proprie- 
tor and variety agent, died Dec. 23; 
aged 50. 



RUNS PAST iOOTH. 

London, Jan. 2. 
"Chu Chin Chow" at His Majesty's 
celebrated its 600th performance Dec. 



2£. 



100TH PERFORMANCE. 

London, Jan. 2. 
"The Thirteenth Chair" reached its 
100th performance at the Duke of 
York's Jan. 4. 



Ballad Concerts Continue. 

London, Jan. 2. 
Chappell & Co. resume at Queens 
Hall Jan. 5 their attractive ballad con- 
certs. 



Eddie Astor in French Hospital. 

London. Jan. 2.^ 
Eddie Astor, dancing juggler, is in 
the hospital in France. 




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VAUDEVILLE 



"NAME" DECISION HANDED DOWN 
BY MICHIGAN'S SUPREME COURT 



Opinion Restores Name of "Mercedes" to Mercedes Crane. 

Judge Reviews Vaudeville Act and 'Tress Matter." 

Equity Calls for "Clean Hands," Says Court. 



Chicago, Jan. 2. 
The Supreme Court of Michigan, by 
an opinion handed down at Lansing 
Dec. 27, reversed the decree of the 
Circuit Court of Wayne County, 
entered Feb. 29, 1916, which, at the suit 
of Joseph Cohen, alias Joseph B. 
Howard, alias Joseph Mercedes, per- 
petually enjoined Mercedes Crane from 
the use of her own name. "Mercedes" 
in connection with the production of 
any theatrical performance. 

In his bill of complaint filed in that 
case Cohen claimed he conceived the 
act which he has entitled "Mercedes," 
and was the first to use the word "Mer- 
cedes" in connection with his act; and 
alleged that Elizabeth M. Crane (as 
he called her in the bill), who was 
then, with others, producing an act in 
the Miles theatre, Detroit, under the 
name of "Concentration,** was im- 
properly using the name "Mercedes** 
Crane (with the emphasis on the Mer- 
cedes) in connection with that act 
greatly to the injury of the com- 
plainant. 

In her answer filed to the bill Miss 
Crane set up that her name was Mer- 
cedes Crane, by which she had been 
known all her life; that she used the 
name Mercedes when she first went 
with Cohen in 1910; that Cohen called 
her Mercedes and advertised her as 
Mercedes, and that when she left 
Cohen In 1911 Cohen, in order to take 
advantage of the reputation which had 
been established by Miss Crane, began 
calling himself Mercedes and later had 
his name changed from Joseph Cohen 
to Joseph Mercedes by the Circuit 
Court, Cook County, on an ex parte 
petition, of which she had not notice. 

The opinion of the Supreme Court 
says Cohen did not originate the act 
"Mercedes,** and conceived the name 
"Mercedes.** as he testified, from read- 
ing the "Count of Monte Cristo.** 

Justice Fellows, who wrote the opin- 
ion of tl.e court, is convinced, so states 
the opinion, that the act "was gotten 
up by the joint efforts of plaintiff, 
defendant and defendant's father.** 
And ihc idea for the act. the court 
holds, was obtained from a book owned 
by Miss Crane' father, J. M. Crane, 
then a newspaperman, connected with 
a "prominent Chicago newspaper." 

The opinion of the Supreme Court 
further recites that the plaintiff, who 
commenced the suit as Joseph B. 
Howard, was by birth Joseph Cohen, 
and changed his name when only a 
youngster to Joseph B. Howard, "one 
Joseph Howard being somewhat promi- 
nent in the theatrical world, later 
causing his name to be changed to 
Joseph Mercedes." 
Justice Fellows further states: 

"But there is another feature of 
this case which I think should work 
its reversal. It is said that plain- 
tiff has built up a valuable busi- 
ness in giving this performance, 
which should be protected by a 
court of equity. I realize that a 
certain degree of altitude is 
allowed in praising pne's wares, but 
there is a limit to All things. The 
methods used by trris plaintiff to 
establish his reputation and build 
up his business are not such as to 
appeal to the conscience of a court 
of equity for relief through that 
court by the strong arm of a writ 
of injunction. We may lay aside 
the fact that the performance 



sought to be protected is a trick 
pure and simple; that the so-called 
'thought transfusion,' 'mind read- 
ing' or 'psychic wonder' is simply 
the carrying out of a carefully 
devised code, understood alone by 
the performers; that while it 
amuses and interests, it at the same 
time deceives, the public. All these 
may be laid aside while we ex- 
amine the methods used by the 
F lain tiff to establish his reputation, 
quote from one of his press 
notices, published after he had ap- 
propriated to himself the word 
^Mercedes.'** 

Here the justice quotes from the 
press notice referred to, a most 
romantic story of "Mercedes" (Cohen) 
being the son of a Scot and a "Spanish 
Lady,** *he boy being compelled early 
in life to seek work in a factory 
because of his father's "reverses' ; 
how the labor galled the "tempera- 
ment" and 'soul" of an artist. The 
romance set f rth by this press clip- 
ping begins with Nellie Stantone, a 
neighbor girl" of Frer-h parentage. 
Then follows an incident to the "soul- 
ful." young factory hand, followed by 
blood poisoning and a delirium pf 
weeks' duration, all during which the 
young "artist" remembered "Ave 
Maria," the last piece he had played 
on his violin. And on his first return 
to home after his recovery h* visited 
Nellie and" said to her, "I wish you 
would play that piece for me." And 
Nellie, without any suggestion as to 
the name of the piece, "whirled" 
around on the piano stool and played 
Gounod's great composition. How the 
boy was startled; how they began' 

f practicing together along "psychic" 
ines; how the parents of both ob- 
jected; how her family moved to Battle 
Creek; how the youthful "artist" fol- 
lowed her and sold papers on the 
street in order to "be by her," follow. 
Then another sickness, during which 
he was allowed to pursue his study 
of "telepathy." and the final produc- 
tion of the act. 

Of this story Justice Fellows says 
in the opinion : 

"Admittedly there is not one state- 
ment in this entire article that is true. 
To put our approval on such methods 
by protecting with a writ of injunc- 
tion a business built upon S*uch a 
foundation would, to my mind, dis- 
regard that maxim of equity that is 
hoary with age, That he who comes 
into a court of equity must come with 
clean hands.' The writ of injunction 
is not a writ of right, but its issuance 
rests in sound judicial discretion. That 
discretion should not be moved where 
the partv applying docs not bring his 
case within equitable principles, does 
not show superior equities that are 
entitled to protection at the hands of 
a court of equity, does not make such 
a case as moves the conscience of the 
court to grant the relief." 

And the Supreme Court accordingly 
reverses the decree of the lower court 
with an award for costs in favor of 
the defendant, Miss Crane. 



Mercetle* Returning to Orphcum Time. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 2. 
The Mercedes act is reported accept- 
ing a continuation of his engagement 
over the Orpheum Circuit and will open 
?t Salt Lake Citv Tan. 30. 



The Portland theatre. Portland, Me., 
lias changed its bookings from the 
Sheedy agency to Fred Mardo. 



GEORGE CASTLE QIES. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

George Castle, of the Kohl & Castle 
theatrical firm, died Sunday morning, 
Dec. 30, at Miami, Fla., aged around 70 
years. His body was removed to Chi- 
cago for interment in the family plot 
in that, his home city. 

Mr. Castle's sudden end came rather 
unexpectedly, although he had been 
ailing for many years with chronic 
asthma, and at the first sign of winter 
weather always left his Chicago home 
and journeyed to the extreme south. 

He had a string of trotting horses in 
Florida and devoted his activity in 
that section to racing and breeding. 
He is survived by a wife and daughter. 

George Castle owned the second 
largest share of the Kohl & Castle en- 
terprises and owned one-seventh of 
the Western Vaudeville Managers* As- 
sociation. He started his business 
career as a butcher boy on a western 
railroad and later entered theatricals 
in the office of his brother-in-law, who 
owned the King Dramatic Agency in 
Chicago. 

Vaudeville, then known as variety, 
was in its infancy. Mr. Castle picked 
up stray bits of information about the 
new business from artists who applied 
at King's for engagements. Later he 
opened a variety agency and booked 
a number of houses in the northwest, 
many known as museums and hnnky 
tonks. Ed. Kohl and George Middle- 
ton were conducting two dime mu- 
seums in Chicago and Castle was dele- 
gated to supply th^m with attractions. 
Later he became their exclusive agent. 

Castle was famous for his thorough- 
ness in booking at that time and after 
booking an attraction would foi'ow it 
around until it took the train for its 
destination. When the Olvmnic thea- 
tre. Chicago, went on the market. Cas- 
tle induced Kohl and Midd'eton to take 
it over and the three took equal parts 
in the investment. Then the firm se- 
cured the Chicago oo^ra house, and 
later the Havmarket, Chicago, making 
it a circuit of three. 

Later when the Vaudeville Man- 
agers* Association was formed with 
John J. Murdock (now eeneral execu- 
tive manager of the United Booking 
Offices) the bookinor list was length- 
ened into a profitable li«t. 

When the Orpheum Circuit ioined 
the organization and the building of 
the Majestic theatre was suggested, 
Mr. Castle refused to have anything 
whatever to do with the nroject. The 
others interested with him. however, 
went right ahead with the new build- 
ing, declaring Castle in for his pro- 
portionate share. With the building 
completed the Association was moved 
from the Ashland Block to the Maies- 
t!C. hut Castle would not move his desk 
or effects and for an entire month re- 
mained religiously away from the new 
headquarters. He came around, how- 
ever, and after looking over the of- 
fices^ quietly moved in without men- 
tioning it to anyone and from that 
time on headquartered with his asso- 
ciates. 

George Middleton afterward retired 
and moved to Los Angeles, selling out 
his interest to Ed. Kohl. Mr. Kohl's 
death followed that event and left no 
one but Castle and Murdock of the 
onVinal crowd. Mr. Castle remained 
active and was always to be found at 
his office during the summer months. He 
was officially known as the treasurer 
of the corporation, but Frank Rivers 
always attended to the active part of 
th*» office, and does yet. 

With the passing of George Castle 
goes the last of the western vaude- 
ville founders who remained in har- 
ness in. their original location. His 
rirath will make no difference in the 
management of the Kohl-Castle affairs 
or the Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association, preparations for such an 
event having been made prior to the 
rVmise of his late partner. 

Mr. Castle was born in Syracuse, 
\ T . Y. His estate will run into the mil- 
lions. 



GILCHRIST GETS APPOINTMENT. 

Theatrical interests of New York 
were concerned in the appointment of 
John F. Gilchrist as Commissioner of 
Licenses. 

Theatrical labor bodies sent commit- 
tees to Mayor Hylan prior to his tak- 
ing office and recommended Peter J. 
Brady be named License Commissioner. 
Brady, who is secretary of the Allied 
Printing Trades, was appointed Super- 
visor of City Record, however. The 
new Brady job pays $5,000 per annum. 
The Gilchrist salary will be $7,500. 

The labor unions, including the the- 
atrical federated bodies, have made a 
personal request that Mayor Hylan, in 
plums yet to be distributed, hands one 
to Frank X Sullivan, the present at- 
torney of the State Federation of 
Labor and who also legally represents 
the New York City Federated Union. 
Sullivan may be appointed a magistrate. 



EDDIE SHAYNE RETIRES. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Edward Shayne, one of the leading 
bookers of the W. V. M. A., has an- 
nounced his retirement from active ser- 
vice after a connection with the Asso- 
ciation of many years. The retire- 
ment is due to ill health, Mr. Shavne 
having recently suffered a complete 
nervous breakdown. He will go to 
Red Bank, N. J., to recuperate. 

Charles Freeman, for the past few 
years assistant to Sam Kahl. of the 
Finnan-Heiman circuit, takes over Mr. 
Shayne's bookings. He is being con- 
gratulated on this advancement, as he 
is one of the youngest men on the 
booking floor. 

It is rumored Mr. Shayne, after he 
has recuperated, may become a ten 
per cent, agent in the East. 



ANOTHER KEENEY THEATRE. 

Plans are being drawn by Architect 
William Lehman for a big film theatre, 
seating 1,800, to he built by Frank A. 
Keeney, in Third Street, near Pine, 
Williamsport. Penn. A Hral for the site 
of the old Lycoming playhouse in Wil- 
liamsport was consummated last week 
by Keeney. The equipment and cost 
of construction is estimated at $200,000, 
work starting about March 15. 

Keenev's plan provides a stage large 
enough for vaudeville should he desire 
at anv time to change his straight feat- 
ure film policy. 

Architect Lehman planned the new 
Keeney theatres in Newark and Brook- 
lyn and only last week turned over 
specifications for a new $100,000 film 
palace in Kingston, N. Y. 



WAITING FOR "MOVIE WEEK." 

"Making Movie Stars" as next week 
is billed for at the Harlem On*»ra 
house is being awaited to see what Bob 
O'Donnell, manager of the onera house, 
will secure out of the odd idea of hav- 
ing competitions on the vaudeville 
stage to uncover latent talent for mov- 
ing picture playing. Quite some interest 
appears to have been aroused in Har- 
Itm through the announcement. 

The "episodes" taken daily as made 
by the amateurs will be shown later 
at the opera house. The "ens" will be 
taken by an expert picture staff on the 
stage and before the audiences assem- 
bled. The full assemblage of "eps" 
gives the title for the period when it 
takes place, Jan. 7-12. 

The plan was set forth in more detail 
in Variety's Anniversary Number. 



PRINCESS OPENS. 

Montreal. Tan. 2. 

The new Princess opened Dec. 31 
with a matinee. The house has a seat- 
ing capacity oi 2 500 and is (he hirge^t 
one in Cnnnda. plaving big-lime vaude- 
ville. The bill offered was the same as 
which had been at the Orpheum all 
week. There were a number of nrom- 
inent civilians and many army officials 
present as invited guests. 

Next week Lady Duff-Gordon is the 
headliner. 



VAUDEVILLE 



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"JOURNAL'S" PLEA FOR THEATRES 

The Christmas edition of the New York "Journal," a Hearst publication which 
formerly devoted some space to vaudeville, its reviews and advertising depart- 
ment being conducted by "Zit," printed an editorial by Arthur Brisbane which 
has occasioned considerable talk in and out of the profession. 

Vvm.e Air. brisuane has little or no inside knowledge of vaudeville, he 
selected a theme for his discourse which pleased the managerial faction very 
much and according to word received at the headquarters of the Vaudeville 
Managers' Protective Association, members of that organization propose to 
petition various other newspapers throughout the country to reprint the edi- 
torial figuring it a perfect method of encouraging patronage at this most serious 
time for the theatres. The article follows: 

THE ACTOR AND SELF-SACRIFICE. 

« 

The Most Ungrateful of All Economies Is Economising at the Actor's 

Expense. 

Copyright, 1917, Star Company. 

You know in a general way that theatres, and consequently actors, 
managers, playwrights and that great industry made up of modern genius 
and energy culled "the moving picture" arc suffering because of the war. 

In England, close to the war, theatres of all kinds and the moving 
picture houses especially are crowded and have been since the war 
started. But here, for reasons difficult to understand, the idea of the 
citizen seems to be that it is wise economy to indulge in FALSE ECON- 
OMY and abandon the theatre-going habit. 



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ARTISTS' FORUM 



Confine lett«.*» to ISO wordi and wiiU on ©no ttdo of poper only. 
Anonymous communications will not bo printed. Nams of wrltor moot bo signed 
and will bo held In strict confidence. If desired. _ 

Letters to be published In this column must bo written exclusively to YAJuBTT. 
Duplloatod letters will not bo printed. The writer who duplicates a letter to the 
FonUn. either before or after It appears hsro, will not bo agmln permitted the priv- 
ileges of It. 



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We say that to stay away from theatres, destroying their prosperity, 
discouraging the men that supply the nation with amusing inspiration 
and iniormation is FALSE ECONOMY. 

And FALSE ECONOMY it is, for many reasons. 

In the hrst place, one of the great assets in war, as in peace, is 
CHEERFULNESS. 

The machine that wins the war through fighting or through industry 
is the human brain. 

And what the brain requires the theatre gives — change of thought, 
relaxation, the real rest that makes the brain better fit for work next day. 



The theatre is a necessary part of life, its prices are adapted to all 
pockets, all classes. 

And to practice economy at the expense of the theatre is practicing 
economy falsely. 

What is more important, such economy is not only unwise, it is ex- 
tremely UNGRATEFUL. Year in, year out, actors, managers, owners 
of theatres are called upon to contribute to charities of every conceivable 
kind. For a disaster at home or abroad the first call is upon the theatre. 

For the money necessary to give happiness to children at Christmas 
time the first demand is upon the actors — a demand always cheerfully and 
generously met. 



Winnipeg, Dec 26. 
Editor Variett: 

In your isue of Dec. 21 under Wash- 
ington, D. C, news briefs, your cor- 
respondent advised of the arrival of 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peyton, saying 
that Mrs. Peyton had been playing 
leads in "a stock company at Winni- 

peg. 

Mrs. Peyton is known professionally 
as Bessie McAllister and played sec- 
ond woman here. She never was in 
the lead. 

Anne Bronaugh is the leading woman 
of the Winnipeg Permanent Players 
stock and is in her sixth season in that 
capacity. 

William McDermott. 
(Press Rep., Winnipeg Theatre.) 

"Somewhere in France," Dec. 4. 
Editor Variety : 

We have just received a piano in our 
camp, but have very little music, only 
six copies that we bought near here. 

It is impossible to fet the late popu- 
lar airs, so I am writing in the hope 
some one will be kind enough to send 
us a few professional copies. 

We intend holding song-fests every 
Wednesday evening. 

Private E. W. Adams. 

No. 2,250,431 57th Co, C. F. C, B. E. R, 
France. 



The theatre means cheerfulness in the nation, and cheerfulness 
means success. 

The actor is one of the nation's hardest workers, one whose career 
as a rule is made short by difficult, exacting work that eats up youth 
rapidly. 

Ihe actor is called upon by the public and always responds. He 
deserves from the public the generous response that he always gives to 
the public. 



For actors of all kinds, on the stage and on the screen, for managers, 
for the army of those represented in the modern great moving picture 
industry we bespeak of the public their most generous patronage. 

For these cheerful, generous, hard-working buildert-up of national 
cheerfulness we wish a new year full of happiness, prosperity and the 
recognition that they deserve. 

THEATRES WERE WARM. 

Theatrical managers and others 
plan to use soft coal during the short- 
age to heat theatres but it is neces- 
sary to pass an ordinance through the 
board of aldermen. 

Conservation f what little coal on 
hand to heat theatres has resulted in 
a low pressure of steam and many 
New York houses have been frigid 
ever since the sub-zero weather made 
the fuel shortage a problem. None of 
the houses intended closing and as a 
matter of fact they were a great deal 
warmer than hundreds of apartment 
houses. Residents along Riverside 
Drive flocked to theatres. 

A number of vaudeville agents and 
film offices outside of the bigger 
buildings were closed for the first 
half of the week, there being no 
heat supplied. 



Youngstown, O., Dec. 26. 
Editor Variett : 

In reference to a letter published 
Dec. 14 from Harry Hanson of Soul!* 
Africa would say I received Mr. Han- 
son's letter and answered it at once, 
telling him that owing to present book- 
ings and as I am featuring "Manikin 
Baseball" (an American game only), 
could not consider his offer. 

Should any manikin act desire to 
take advantage of Mr. Hanson's splen- 
did offer we will gladly send it his 
correspondence. 

Lillie Jewel Faulkner. 



Fort Munroe, Va., Dec. 28. 
Editor Variett : 
HopinsMheimisicpubli*hersw^ 



REMEMBERED EMPLOYES. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

In appreciation of the past year's 
services. Jones, Linick & Schaefcr pre- 
sented :.I1 their employes with a week's 
salary. 

Yule obligations thus being taken 
care of. Aaron J. Jones immediately 
hied himself to the polf grounds at 
Gulfport. Miss.; Adolph Linick packed 
his trunk and engaged passage for Cali- 
fornia, and Tctcr J. Schacfer began a 
search of steamship time tables for 
Cuba. 




WINNIFHED GILRA1NE 

and hrr 
"BACK TO NATURE GIRLS" 
Extrnd New Year's Greetings 
HEADLINING PANTAGES CIRCUIT 



low the very thoughtful suggestion in 
Varibtt in regards to sending profes- 
sional copies, I once again send my 
address. Have received a few copies 
already, but we need more. 

All my spare time off duty It spent 
at the Y. M. C A., where I hold the 
title, "Manager of Productions." Our 
shows have been bully, but we need 
more music to keep them so. 

David Chase. 

Army Y. M. C A„ Fort Munroe, Va. 



Fort Riley, Kant., Dec 27. 
Editor Vajubtt: 

We are very much in need of new 
music: good pianists and pianos are 
plentiful; but not a sheet of popular 
music anywhere. If you could hear the 
boys ting, you would think that you 
were listening to a •'Song-Boosters* 
Contest," but the songs they sing have 
long since been laid away: , 
' 1 nave promised them that I would 
do my best to get some music ,and now 
they are waiting expectantly. 

I am indeed thankful I can still keep 
in touch with the profession 1 to much 
love and the one I have been to long 
connected with, through Varibtt.- 

Frank C. Loroine, 

Troop C. 13th Cav., Fort Riley, Kant. 

(Formerly Lorraine and Cameron.) 



NO CALL BEFORE FEB. 11 

The following telegram hat been tent 
by the Provott Marthal General to the 
governors of all ttatet : 

It hat been decided that there 
will be no more formal calls for de- 
ferred percentages of the present 
qubta before Feb. 15. While 

boardt should, until they have 
enough *men finally classified in 
Clatt 1, tend forward promptly 
men telected under the old regu- 
lations to make up deficiencies in 
calls already made, the result ot 
this decision will be that we shall 
be able to give the benefit of the 
new classification system to all men 
whose order numbers are so late 
as to place them within deferred 
percentages of the present call. 

Calls will, however, be made very 
shortly under the provisions of 
Section 149 for the special class of 
men there mentioned. For the sake 
of composing the public mind 
and for the convenience of regis- 
trants, this information ought to 
be given wide dissemination. 



Direction, HARRY SHEA 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

Warburton Gamble and Colin Camp- 
bell for "The Madonna of the Future." 

Daisy Jerome by the Shuberts for a ! 
musical comedy. 

Beatrice Noyes has replaced Marion 
C'oakley in "The Country Cousin:" 

Ruby Norton has been placed in "Flo 
Ho" at the Cort by John Cort. 

Harry McCullcn for Arnold Daly's 
"Napoleon." 

BIRTHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hanlon, at their 
home in the Bronx, New York, Dec 29, 
»on. 

Mr and Mrs. C. B. Castro (Eleanor 
I.avalle) at the American Theatrical 
Hospital, Chicago, last week, son. 

Mr and Mrs. Milt Collins, last week, 
daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ncher (skaters, Neher 
and Kappel), at Milwaukee, son. 






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VAUDEVILLE 



IN THE SERVICE 



Harry J. Powers. Jr., son of the man- 
ager of Powers, Chicago, recently took 
his first flight in an aeroplane at an 
aviation school in California and wrote 
his father about the experience. He 
said: "I went up about 5,500 feet and 
you get a wonderful view from that 
height. It certainly was a thrill. I 
can't begin to describe the feeling you 
have when you are that high up in the 
air. You don't feel a bit unsafe. Land- 
ing is the hardest at first, because it's 
difficult to tell how far from the ground 
you arc." Young Powers will shortly 
receive his commission as lieutenant. 

Billie Fordyce is in an English hos- 
pital, through wounds received in 
France. Oscar Mouvet, brother of the 
dancer, Maurice (Maurice and Walton, 
now dancing at the Hotel Biltmore, 
New York), has been severely wounded. 
He was serving in the French For- 
eign Legion. — Reported to Variett 
from Paris. 

Mayol, celebrated upon the French 
stage, gave free performances in the 
music nails and picture theatres of 
Paris, singing in favor of the French 
Liberty Loan. Mayol was accompanied 
by a violinist. Some managers were 
pleased to give Mayol a spot on the 
program, while others were not, but 
dared not decline. 

Enlistments in the Navy at San Fran- 
cisco last week included Harry Ett- 
ling (property man, Hippodrome), 
Hack • Kelly (property man, Casino), 
George Wood (flyman, Cort), all to re- 
port at San Pedro, CaL 

Charlie Lamb, brother of Alex Lamb, 
(Lamb and Morton) was killed in action 
in France Oct. 14. He was a member of 
the 7th Australian reinforcements batal- 
lion and had been in the trenches but six 
days. 

Gordon Laurence (sales promotion 
manager for Vitagraph). has joined the 
Naval Reserve Flying Corps. He is at 
the Massachusetti Institute of Tech- 
nology. Laurence now has the rank of 
ensign. 

Jack Shatter (formerly with "The 
Rivera Girl"), Artie Young (vaude- 
ville). William Herman (vaudeville), 
and Fred Osborn (legitimate), are at 
the Receiving Barracks Office, Fort 
Slocum, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Alexis Luce, formerly leading man, 
received a commission as second lieu- 
tenant in the officers' training camp 
at San Francisco. He was formerly 
leading man with the Wilkes Players 
in the northwest. 

Eugene Pallette has withdrawn from 
the cast of the next Mary Pickford 
production and has joined the aviation 
service of the Government, with a 
lieutenant's commission. 

William Ehrcnberg has enlisted as a 
yeoman in the Naval Reserve and is 
stationed at Wissahickon Barracks, 
Cape May. N. J. 

Lucicn Littlefield (Paramount), who 
went to France with a section of the 
Ambulance Corps, has earned a com- 
mission in the Aviation service. 

George J. Rice (Rice and Carr), sta- 
tioned at Camp 5. Short Creek, Ala., 
1 as been exempted from military 
service. 

John Quittner, manager of the A1- 
hambra. Torrington, Conn., is in the 
Naval Reserves. The Torrington house 
is being managed by Henry Needles. 

Robert T. Kane, vice-president of 
Paralta Studios, Los Angeles, attached 
to Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash., 
is now a sergeant-major. 

Several of the theatrical men of draft 
age around Broadway are considering 
en'i^tinp in the Navy, before the second 
call envelops tlicm. 

Frank O'Hrien. the former booking 
man and who recently enlisted in the 
Navy, has been commissioned an 
ensign. 

I.yle R. Mabrey reported with the 
^OSt h Infantry, Camp Upton, New 
York. 

Charles Harris, treasurer of the 



Longacre, has enlisted in the Navy 
with the rank of chief petty officer. 

Nelson A. Bradt, Jr. (Gus Nelson^ is 
with the Heavy Artillery at Fort 
Banks, Winthrop, Mass. 

Benny Piermont, formerly a booking 
agent, was promoted to a sergeantcy 
last week at Camp Upton. 

Sidney £utcliff, son of Arthur Sut- 
clifT (English), was killed in aerial 
action recently in France. 

Eddie ' Gribbon (Triangle-Keystone 
comedian), has joined the submarine 
division of the U. S. Na^vy. 

Blanchard O. McKee has received a 
commission and is at Camp Lewis, 
American Lake, Wash. 

Taylor Graves (with "Very Good 
Eddie" road company), is at the School 
of Aeronautics, Berkeley, Cal. 

Tex Jordan ('The Keystone Kops"), 
has enlisted in the navy. 

Wilbert C. Chambers (Larry Mack), 
is at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. 

Harry Tobias, Camp Joseph E. John- 
ston, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Leo Fitzgerald was ordered Tuesday 
to report to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

George Stokes, Camp Logan, Hous- 
ton, Tex. (131st Ambulance Co.). 

Louis A. Brown, pictures, has gone 
to Fort Sill. 



DRAFTED. 

Earl Williams, of the 328th Machine 
Gun Batalion, Camp Gordon, Atlanta, 
has been discharged owing to a de- 
fective knee and will return to show 
business. While at Camp Williams 
was instrumental in organizing the 
Army Entertainers' League and is now 
bending his efforts to the formation 
of a similar League for Camp Upton. 

Bernard J. Kelly, well known in bur- 
lesque circles as advanceman and man- 
ager, and who was associated as secre- 
tary to James Barton with the Amer- 
ican Wheel, has been appointed ser- 
geant of the headquarters company of 
the 308th Inf. at Camp Upton. 

The Mosconi Brothers (2) with Bes- 
sie Clayton and Co were ordered 
Wednesday to report forthwith' to 
Philadelphia, where they live and regis- 
tered. They secured an extension until 
next Tuesday, by wire. 

Arthur J. Jackson, lyric writer and 
brother of Fred Jackson, author of 
"The Naughty Wife," is attached to the 
305th Machine Gun Battalion at Camp 
Upton. 

C. R. Cooper, traveling auditor for 
General Film, reported to Camp Upton 
Dec. 26. 

W. T. Harper (Wright and Harper) 
has been ordered to Fort Sam Hou- 
ston, Tex. 

Albert Marks ("Military Maids") as- 
signed to Base Hospital, Camp Upton, 
L. I. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Florence Belmont (Flying Belmont 
Trio) is under treatment in Trenton, 
N. J., with a severely sprained ankle 
sustained while doing their act at the 
State Street theater, Trenton, Dec. 27. 

Marcus Mayer was stricken with a 
hemorrhage of the brain while dining 
at the Lambs' Club Dec. 31. He was at- 
tended by Dr. Rothenberg of Bellevue 
Hospital, where he was taken. 

George Gottleib, of the Orpheum's 
booking office, and Harry Nestler, of 
Loew's agency, secured a set of frost- 
bitten ears last Sunday through) riding 
in open cars. 

Frederic Thompson was operated 
upon in Polyclinic Hospital, Dec. 24, 
to relieve intestinal adhesions. He is 
showing steady improvement. 

Geraldine Farrar was too ill last 
week to appear in "Thais" at the Met- 
ropolitan, her first performance this 
season being postponed until Jan. 5. 

One of the members of the Victoria 
Four contracted pneumonia last week, 
causing the cancellation of the act's 
route at Denver. 



The year-old daughter of Jim and 
Marion Harkins is seriously ill at 
Memphis (Tenn.) Hospital. 

John Montague is a patient at Miss 
Alston's sanatarium suffering from 
pleurisy. 

Julia Ring was compelled to layoff 
this week because of an eye operation. 



IN AND OUT. 



MARRIAGES. 

Julian M. Solomon, Jr., head of the 
Artcraft-Paramount service depL, Dec. 
31, to Lila May Stephenson of Philadel- 
phia. The couple have gone south on 
a fortnight's honeymoon. 

Louis O. Macloon, known in Chicago 
theatrical circles as a press agent and 
promoter of special theatrical enter- 
prises, was married last week to Lois 
Florence Hoover, daughter of Jonas O. 
Hoover of the Moraine hotel, Highland 
Park, 111. 

Millie Burstein, bookkeeper for 
King Bee, niece of President Burstein, 
was married to Harry Naughton, 
studio manager, at Hollywood last 
week. 

Will Hart, professional manager for 
Stasny Music Co., secretly married to 
Mary Donahue in New York, Dec. 22. 

Rita Boland to Dr. Frank J. Clancy, 
at Fresno, Cal., Dec. 30. 

Lew Williams to Ada Mitchell, in 
New York, Dec. 28. 

Joe Cohen to Helene Hennequez, both 

of "The Broken Mirror," Erie, Pa„ 
Dec. 24. 

George Dignan (Dignan and Gifton), 
to May Glancy ("Six Peaches and a 
Pear") in Pontiac, Mich., Dec. 19. 

It has been disclosed the announce- 
ment on the Coast relative to Rita 
Boland's marriage to Captain Reaney 
was premature, the wedding having 
been indefinitely postponed. 

Charles Lynch, in charge of Metro's 
New York studio property room, to 
Frances O'Hair, Dec. 23, in New York 
City. 



HOT AND COLD AUDIENCES. 

The cold spell with the thermometer 
hovering below what Perry discovered 
the temperature to be at the Pole 
brought to New York an experience 
with hot and cold audiences. The busi- 
ness in the majority of vaudeville 
houses was off, while that in the pic- 
ture houses was above par. The only . 
trouble with the picture houses was 
that once the audience was in, there 
was no way to get them out again. 

This was particuarly noticeable in the 
Loew houses. Incidentally the Loew 
management was exceedingly fortunate 
to lay in coal last summer, with the re- 
sult that during the current shortage of 
fuel the Loew houses remain as warm 
as toast. Another reason is that in 
picture houses there is no draught from 
back stage. That the cold air chills an 
audience was brought home forcibly in 
the vaudeville houses whenever there 
was a full stage act in progress. Dur- 
ing those moments the audiences in 
front shivered, while when an act in 
"one" was on the front of the house 
escaped the blasts from back stage. 

The cold snap also affected the New 
Year's Eve business materially. In the 
legit houses the business was off be- 
cause the cold weather of last week 
killed all advance sales and on the holi- 
day eve there wasn't any box office sale 
for the same reason. In the vaudeville 
houses (where two shows are the usual 
order of things on that night) the first 
show, usually the big one from the point 
of attendance, was off. The second 
show was away below the usual in the 
matter of gross. There was a general 
complaint on all sides over the busi- 
ness done on the last night of the old 
year. 

The theaters were not the only ones 
complaining. The restaurants also had 
a plaint. There was a remarkable dearth 
of reservations in advance this year an J 
the general program was for house 
parties all over town. 



Raymond and CaveHy left the Pan- 
tages Circuit their opening week at 
Minneapolis, alleging Pantage* bad 
headlined a colored troupe above them, 
to play over the time on the same 
bill. Lawrence Johnston and Mile. 
Fleury, who were to open the follow- 
ing week, substituted, with Hope Ver- 
non and "Fat" Thompson and Co. fill- 
ing in their position. 

Illness kept Brosius and Brown from 
opening at the Palace, Brooklyn, Mon- 
day. Call on and Park substituted. 
Same cause prevented "Over Where" 
appearing at the Warwick, Brooklyn, 
with Harry Brooks and Co. stepping in. 
Delayed baggage was the reason Gard- 
ner's Maniacs could not open at Loew's, 
New Rochelle, with Elizabeth Mayne 
going in. 

Train delays were responsible for 
many disappointments in opening bills 
this week. The cold spell made every- 
thing late into New York. Baltimore 
trains were coming in Sunday and 
Monday eight hours behind; Boston 
four to six hours, up-State, six to eight 
hours. 

Eva Tanguay's voice obliged a can- 
cellation of her Alhambra engagement 
for this week. Valeska Suratt is sub- 
stituting. Miss Tanguay is expected 
to resume her vaudeville engagements 
at Keith's, Boston, next week. 

Owing to the falling out of Jimmy 
Hussey and Co. of the Fifth Avenue 
program Tuesday, Con Conrad was 
rushed in without "props" or rehearsal 
and was retained Wednesday for the 
remainder of the week. 

The Ahearn Troupe, billed to open 
at Miles, Cleveland, Monday, was shift- 
ed at a late hour to the Regent, De- 
troit. The Five Jacksons opened at 
the former house instead. 

The Bessie Clayton act was obliged 
to cancel next week at the Bushwick, 
Brooklyn, through the Mosconi broth- 
ers being ordered to report under the 
draft in their home town, Philadelphia. 

Berrick and Hart cancelled Spring- 
field, HI., this week through the death 
of Mr. Berrick's father. The latter 
was assistant corporation counsel of 
the city of New York for many years. 

Gick Watson dropped out of "Fol- 
low the Girl," which opened in Phila- 
delphia this week, and has returned 
to New York to go into the "Words 
and MUsic" show at the Fulton. 

Harry LaVail and sister were obliged 
to cancel all of their time while on 
the Coast, upon receipt of the sad 
news their mother was dying. 

Mitchell and Mitch left the American 
Roof bill Saturday through one of the 
members having a bad cold. Jesson 
and Jesson filled in. 

"Sherman Was Right" did not open 
on the Pantages Circuit at Minneapolis 
lis scheduled, with Roscoe's Minstrels 
showing instead. 

The Hawthornes cancelled the Ri- 
alto, Chicago; last week replaced by 
Rector. Weber and Talbot. 

Golding and Eyres opened at Pan- 
tages, Minneapolis, Monday instead of 
the Australian Trio. 

The Aloha Trio, a coast turn, joined 
the Pantages show in Vancouver, B. G, 
Monday. 

Allen Shaw replaced Adeline Francis 
at the Colonial, commencing Wednes- 
day. 

The Geralds substituted for Dooley 
and Nelson, after the Tuesday shows, 
at the Riverside. 



NEW ACTS. 

Jack Gardner is to return to vaude- 
ville after a couple of years as lead- 
ing man for the Kleine picture people 
out west. His vaudeville vehicle is 
to be constructed by Jean Havez 
(Harry Weber). 

George Morton (Kramer and Mor- 
ton) and Sydney Clare (Clare and 
Weston) have formed a new talking 
act. 

"The Mississippi Misses" is the Ralph 
Dunbar girl act first billed as "The 
Dancers of the World." 

Edwin Arden in sketch. 



VAUDEVILLE 







AMONG THE WOMEN 



BY "PATSY" SMITH 



"Les Miserables," featuring William 
Farnum, is remarkable for the number 
of clever children in it. Cosette is 
seen at different ages — five, ten, and 
twice in her teens — at each age being 
truly beautiful. 



Gus Edwards' "Song Revue" is a big 
offering for vaudeville and has the 
quality of growing better as it pro- 
gresses. Olga Cook, the star, affects 
pink with her blonde beauty. A pink 
satin brocade with embroidered sil- 
ver moons, has bustle drapery at sides 
and back, but a more simple frock of 
pink georgette worn at the closing is 
far more effective. Miss Starbuck is 
another pretty blonde — not a principal 
— but promising, and Mr. Edwards' 
eagle eye hat undoubtedly singled her 
out ere this. Persian silk puff dresses, 
simple coral pink soubret dresses 
(worn in the audience number) and the 
floral basket dresses (from the Hen- 
derson Review) were the most effective 
chorus outfits. They wore odd little 
hats that looked as if the backs had 
been chopped out of them. Two cute 
little kiddies made their appearance in 
the school room bit and in the last act. 
The Vampire maids and the National 
costume suggestions were showy bits. 



The Farber Girls in their artistic 
silver cloth and silver lace gowns 
daintily decorated with touches of blue 
and pink ribbon flowers were the 
"class" at the Colonial Monday. Irene 
flashed a rose silk wrap with rhine- 
stone collar and cuffs over a costume 
of black net sparkling with rows of 
brilliants. Constance flashed a sense 
of real humor and ability to "put it 
over." 

The Lightner Sisters, appeared in 
fresh looking dresses. The larger one 
looked particularly well in a drapery 
black crepe de chine brocaded in large 
cherry designs. This over orange 
georgette, the whole over a silver lace 
skirt outlined with a design in bril- 
liants. 



The Columbia matinees last week 
were swollen considerably bv the over- 
flow from the Palace. Rose Sydell's 
"London Bells" entertained auditors 
who had set out to see Sarah Bern- 
hardtl A barnyard scene with drop 
showing farm lands in the perspective 
lifted the company out of the "palace 
set atmosphere" Titian-haired Kate 
Pullman, said to be an Eva Tanguay ( I), 
is featuied with the show. She pulled 
tom-boy stunts (some cartwheels she 
did were sad), and danced much 
throughout the show. Whether her 
manner meant self-satisfaction or in- 
difference it is hard to say. She was 
energy without personality. She looked 
best in the red, purple-lined dress worn 
at opening. Pretty blonde Dorothy 
Earle in peach silk and black-haired 
Frankie Burns made good opposites 
and should work more together than 
they do. A novelty worn by the chorus 
for the "Dixie" number was coarse- 
knitted wool one-piece bathing suits, 
looking like sweaters. The belts and 
collars were of a contrasting color. The 
girls were most all young and good 
looking with quantities of hair which 
they wore becomingly — but all seemed 
to have hard eyes, which may have 
been due to their makeups. One of the 
best workers in the show was a pretty 
blonde — first row, second from the end. 



As time tolled out the old year, at 
the Palace Monday night, Robert Em- 
mett Keane was in the middle of one 
of his best stories. After New Year 
gteetings were exchanged with the 
audience, Conductor Daab and Pat 



Rooney (who butted in from one of 
the wings), Mr. Keane asked the audi- 
tors to give three cheers for the big- 
gest man in American history — Wood- 
row Wilson. This they did right heart- 
ily. Stella Mayhew replaced Bern- 
hardt at this performance — looking ex- 
ceptionally well in black panne vel- 
vet. The long loose sleeves and front 
of bodice were of georgette — the lat- 
ter handsomely embroidered in jet. 
Two large diamond brooches seemed 
to hold up the back of bodice and an- 
other novel touch to the outfit was the 
white and black embroidered inserts 
on the insteps of her black silk hose. 
Miss Mayhew deplored the fact that 
she had to work alone now and pressed 
herself as surprised that "Bill" (Billie 
Taylor) had to go away to learn to 
fight when he had had so much expe- 
rience at home. On closer inspection 
the smart coat-dress worn by Inez 
Plummer (with Paul Dickey) appears 
to be sand instead of gray and the 
"brown fur" is beaver. 

Marion Bent opened in a white satin 
one-piece dress, its irregular side pan- 
els, collar and sleeves trimmed with 
bands of seal. Many buttons and but- 
ton holes, edged with emerald green, 
also trimmed frock. A cerise velvet 
wrap was worn over a lemon and 
orange georgette — the full overskirt 
held up at intervals by strings of col- 
ored beads. The girdle bodice, sash 
bustle and little Jap hat were of orien- 
tal brocade in variegated colors. Tas- 
sels of the colored beads fell from 
either side of hat. 



BY THE SKIRT. 

The "Cohan Revue of 1918," while 
not as interesting as other things Mr. 
Cohan has done in the past, is so well 
dressed one doesn't mind the lack of 
snap and dash of other revues by this 
brilliant writer. What the chorus 
lacked in voice they made up in style. 
The first ensemble found the girls in 
ankle length dresses of all the pastel 
shades. A Spanish number headed by 
Fanny Stedman was beautifully 
dressed in crinolines of orange and 
yellow, while some of the girls wore 
lemon and red with black velvet rib- 
bons and mantels of chiffon with chen- 
nile balls. Miss Stedman was draped 
in a handsome white shawl. An effec- 
tive set of costumes were in shot silk 
made very short. Mauve net in many 
luffles was combined with white fur. 
Modern evening gowns were in excel- 
lent taste. There was a slave scene in 
which the costumes were a riot of 
color. The finale of the first act was 
done in that most effective combination 
black and white. Nora Bayes, looking 
years younger in a blonde wig, chose 
for her entrance a blue velvet dress 
c'raped tightly around the ankles. A 
squirrel cape and hat were also worn. 
In a red and white dress Miss Bayes 
looked exceptionally well. For her 
specialty a green velvet dress had a 
huge meline bow forming a bustle. For 
the Florence Reed impersonation Miss 
Bayes wore a green chiffon with a plum 
colored chiffon mantle. In a Red Cross 
costume Miss Bayes looked quite ordi- 
nary, which may prove fine feathers 
make fine birds. The girls of the 
chorus quite outshone her. 



Mary Garden at the Strand this week 
was a slim Thais, but not a young one. 
The picture is done in the best of style 
aiid spells expensiveness and with a 
younger star might have created a 
furore. Miss Garden dresses the role 
to perfection, as to be expected from 
her. Had she learned the art of film 
a«:tinR as well, "Thais" would have been 
worth while. The many costumes are 
of the clinging Grecian fashion, show- 



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Tke restriction against anyone in U. 
S. service uniform being served with 
liquor has been of late enforced upon 
instructions in the New York restau- 
rants to the extent that no liquor may 
be served at a table where a man in 
uniform is seated, regardless the num- 
ber of civilians who may be at the same 
table The favorite plan to obtain^ a 
drink for one of the boys in service 
was to order one ginger ale high ball 
and one straight ginger ale. This often 
happened where one of the boys was 
accompanied only by a young woman. 
Then the drinks were switched. It ex- 
tended to parties and there was a gen- 
eral mixing of drinks often until the 
order was made in its present rigid 
form. At one restaurant not so long 
ago a small flock of little decanters 
such as are served in a buffet car were 
found beneath a table where ginger ale 
and soda had been the only drinks 
ordered from the bar. It has been hard 
to resist slipping a drink to anyone 
in the U. S. service on leave when all 
around a restaurant could be seen men 
of other allied nations in uniform 
drinking to their heart's content, the 
no-drink ukase affecting none but this 
country's boys. 

A lariat expert has been added to 
Healy's Golden Glades entertainers. He 
is Cuba Crutchfield, who first showed 
around here in a vaudeville act as The 
Crutchfields. Such an eminent authority 
as Will Rogers says Mr. Crutchfield is 
one of the best ropers the west ever 
held. He has many little tricks with 
t he ropes the east has not yet, seen. 

ing much back and Mary has a real 
Kittie Gordon back. 

I have never heard such hearty 
laughter as that caused by the latest 
Douglas Fairbanks picture, "The 
Three Musketeers" at the new Rivoli 
this week. The audience fairly howl- 
ed. Mr. Fairbanks was ably assisted 
by a pretty miss called Marjory Daw, 
in several well made frocks. 

Olive Tell, of the legitimate stage 
and also films, does very well with a 
rather inane picture called "Her Sis- 
ter." Miss Tell's exquisite coloring is 
somewhat lost on the screen and in 
some close ups she looked rather aged, 
but that will probably be altered when 
she is more familiar with the peculiar- 
ities of picture make up. Tailored 
things are most becoming to this miss. 
A strikingly smart costume was a 
checked skirt with a sleeveless vest and 
a hard hat. An evening dress was of 
tulle with a sequin bodice. 

"The Gown of Destiny," featuring 
Alma Reuben is a picture of unusual 
merit. An interesting story and war 
scenes make it a pleasure to watch. 
The gown around which the story is 
woven was well worth the title. The 
bodice of the sleeveless variety was 
of heavy lace. The skirt draped tight- 
ly around the figure was of silk, having 
a wide stripe. Several well made 
gewns as worn by Miss Reuben places 
her almost in a class by herself. 



What "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" 
would have been without Florence 
Moore at the Republic is difficult to 
imagine. The farce is quite the raciest 
here in many a day. Miss Moore is 
surrounded by a cast (with the ex- 
ception of John Cumberland), who 
lore you to extinction. Three costume 
changes are made by Miss Moore. One 
a blue velvet and a rose velvet is fol- 
lowed by an ugly pair of pink satin 
pajamas. But it mattered not what 
Miss Moore wore — she has never been 
funnier than in this play. 



Crutchfield also talks wfiK 
through his tricks. It's an expe* 
at Healy's and the roper will work. 
the carpet over the ice. 

Morris Silver of Chicago has placed 
the following acts in middle west 
cabarets: Count Peronne and Trix 
Oliver for the Grand Pacific hotel, Chi- 
cago, and Beatrice Bosdyn for the same 
place ; Flo Jacobson and Lucille Palmer 
tor the Green Mill Gardens, Chicago; 
six acts for the Miami Hotel. Dayton, 
O. ; six acts for the Severn hotel, In- 
dianapolis. 

New Year's Eve the New York res- 
taurants remained open as long at 
they liked, despite all newspaper talk 
to the contrary before New Year's. 
Seme of the Broadway places closed 
Tuesday morning any time after six. 
The better known restaurants did a 
thriving trade with large buying 
crowds. 

Tke opening of the new "Midnight 
Frolic" last Saturday night was little 
short of a preliminary dress rehearsal 
The show was being shaped up this 
week. Realizing the performance was 
not in perfect condition, it is said 
Flo Ziegfeld wanted to announce it 
as a dress rehearsal, but was dissuaded. 

Jack LaFallotta, Forster representa- 
tive in San Francisco, appearing nightly 
at Solari's, boosting his firm's songs, 
did so well he was made an offer by 
the management which he could not ac- 
cept on account of his present affilia- 
tions. 

Tke Kenned? Bratkars, who former- 
ly conducted "Kennedy's" at 38th street 
and Broadway, have taken over the 
cafe that adjoins the Amsterdam thea- 
tre. 

Tke Moulin Range Gardens, Chicago, 
has added several new entertainers to 
the bill. Among them are Thelma Wil- 
liams, Mae Norton, Olive Morgan and 
Bud Worth. 

No liquor was sold in San Francisco 
cafes after two o'clock New Year's eve 
in compliance with Chief of Police 
White's orders. 

Tka Eastman sisters, '"Florence of 
Denishawn," the St. Denis dancer and 
the U. S. Four are at the Edelweiss 
Gardens, Chicago. 

Art Penny closed at Levy's, Los An- 
geles, last week and opened at Solari's, 
J?un Francisco. 

Mabal McKinley is singing at the 
Vogue restaurant. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Jan. 2. 

"Turn to the Right" at the Columbia 
drawing big holiday business. 

The Alcazar, with Harry Corson 
Ciarke in "Hello Bill," is drawing fairly. 

Considering a previous run of 10 
weeks, "Canary Cottage" is doing well 
at the Cort in its second week. 



New AlwoocU Opens Feb. 22. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

The Alwoods Theatre will not be 
ready to optrn Feb, 1, as announced, 
and will probably swing its doors 
apart to the public Washington's 
birthday. 

Woods returned to New York on 
New Year's eve after patting his O. K. 
on the final details. 




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IN THE SERVICE 



Harry J. Powers, Jr., son of the man- 
ager of Powers, Chicago, recently took 
his first flight in an aeroplane at an 
aviation school in California and wrote 
his father about the experience. He 
said: "I went up about 5.500 feet and 
you get a wonderful view from that 
height. It certainly was a thrill. I 
can't begin to describe the feeling you 
have when you are that high up in the 
air. You don't feel a bit unsafe. Land- 
ing is the hardest at first, because it's 
difficult to tell how far from the ground 
you arc." Young Powers will shortly 
receive his commission as lieutenant. 

Billie Fordyce is in an English hos- 
pital, through wounds received in 
France. Oscar Mouvet, brother of the 
dancer, Maurice (Maurice and Walton, 
now dancing at the Hotel Biltmore, 
New York), has been severely wounded. 
He was serving in the French For- 
eign Legion.— Reported to Variety 
from Paris. 

Mayol, celebrated upon the French 
stage, gave free performances in the 
music halls and oicture theatres of 
Paris, singing in favor of the French 
Liberty Loan. Mayol was accompanied 
by a violinist. Some managers were 
pleased to give Mayol a spot on the 
program, while others were not, but 
dared not decline. 

Enlistments in the Navy at San Fran- 
cisco last week included Harry Ett- 
ling (property man. Hippodrome), 
Hack 'Kelly (property man, Casino), 
George Wood (flyman, Cort), all to re- 
port at Sar. Ped r o, CaL 

Charlie Lamb, brother of Alex Lamb, 
(Lamb and Morton) was killed in action 
in France Oct. 14. He was a member of 
the 7th Australian reinforcements batal- 
lion and had been in the trenches but six 
days. 

Gordon Laurence (sales promotion 
manager for Vitagraph). has joined the 
Naval Reserve Flying Corps. He is at 
the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Laurence now has the rank of 
ensign. 

Jack Shatter (formerly with 'The 
Rivera Girl"), Artie Young (vaude- 
ville). William Herman (vaudeville), 
and Fred Osborn (legitimate), are at 
the Receiving Barracks Office, Fort 
Slocum, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Alexis Luce, formerly leading man, 
received a commission as second lieu- 
tenant in the officers' training camp 
at San Francisco. He was formerly 
leading man with the Wilkes Players 
in the northwest. 

Eugene Pallette has withdrawn from 
the cast of the next Mary Pickford 
production and has joined the aviation 
service of the Government, with a 
lieutenant's commission. 

William Ehrcnberg has enlisted as a 
yeoman in the Naval Reserve and is 
stationed at Wissahickon Barracks, 
Cape May, N. J. 

Lucicn Littleficld (Paramount), who 
went to France with a section of the 
Ambulance Corps, has earned a com- 
mission in the Aviation service. 

George J. Rice (Rice and Carr), sta- 
tioned at Camp 5. Short Creek, Ala., 
1 as been exempted from military 
service. 

John Quittner, manager of the Al- 
hambra, Torrington, Conn., is in the 
Naval Reserves. The Torrington house 
is being managed by Henry Needles. 

Robert T. Kane, vice-president of 
Paralta Studios, Los Angeles, attached 
to Camp Lev is, American Lake, Wash., 
is now a sergeant-major. 

Several of the theatrical men of draft 
age around Broadway are considering 
enlisting in the Navy, before the second 
call envelops them. 

Frank O'Brien, the former booking 
man and who recently enlisted in the 
Navy, has been commissioned an 
ensign. 

Lyle R. Mabrey reported with the 
^OMh Infantry, Camp Upton, New 
York. 

Charles Harris, treasurer of the 



Longacre, has enlisted in the Navy 
with the rank of chief petty officer. 

Nelson A. Bradt, Jr. (Gus Nelson} is 
with the Heavy Artillery at Fort 
Banks, Winthrop, Mass. 

Benny Piermont, formerly a booking 
agent, was promoted to a sergeantcy 
last week at Camp Upton. 

Sidney Sutcliff, son of Arthur Sut- 
cliff (English), was killed in aerial 
action recently in France. 

Eddie ' Gribbon (Triangle-Keystone 
comedian), has joined the submarine 
division of the U. S. Na^vy. 

Blanchard O. McKee has received a 
commission and is at Camp Lewis, 
American Lake, Wash. 

Taylor Graves (with "Very Good 
Eddie" road company), is at the School 
of Aeronautics, Berkeley, Cal. 

Tex Jordan ("The Keystone Kops"), 
has enlisted in the navy. 

Wilbert C. Chambers (Larry Mack), 
is at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. 

Harry Tobias, Camp Joseph E. John- 
ston, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Leo Fitzgerald was ordered Tuesday 
to report to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

George Stokes, Camp Logan, Hous- 
ton, Tex. (131st Ambulance Co.). 

Louis A. Brown, pictures, has gone 
to Fort Sill. 



DRAFTED. 

Earl Williams, of the 328th Machine 
Gun Batalion, Camp Gordon, Atlanta, 
has been discharged owing to a de- 
fective knee and will return to show 
business. While at Camp Williams 
was instrumental in organizing the 
Army Entertainers' League and is now 
bending his efforts to the formation 
of a similar League for Camp Upton. 

Bernard J. Kelly, well known in bur- 
lesque circles as advanceman and man- 
ager, and who was associated as secre- 
tary to James Barton with the Amer- 
ican Wheel, has been appointed ser- 
geant of the headquarters company of 
the 308th Inf. at Camp Upton. 

The' Mosconi Brothers (2) with Bes- 
sie Clayton and Co were ordered 
Wednesday to report forthwith' to 
Philadelphia, where they live and regis- 
tered. They secured an extension until 
next Tuesday, by wire. 

Arthur J. Jackson, lyric writer and 
brother of Fred Jackson, author of 
"The Naughty Wife," is attached to the 
305th Machine Gun Battalion at Camp 
Upton. 

C. R. Cooper, traveling auditor for 
General Film, reported to Camp Upton 
Dec. 26. 

W. T. Harper (Wright and Harper) 
has been ordered to Fort Sam Hou- 
ston, Tex. 

Albert Marks ("Military Maids") as- 
signed to Base Hospital, Camp Upton, 
L. I. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Florence Belmont (Flying Belmont 
Trio) is under treatment in Trenton, 
N. J., with a severely sprained ankle 
sustained while doing their act at the 
State Street theater, Trenton, Dec. 27. 

Marcus Mayer was stricken with a 
hemorrhage of the brain while dining 
at the Lambs' Club Dec. 31. He was at- 
tended by Dr. Rothenberg of Bellevue 
Hospital, where he was taken. 

George Gottleib, of the Orpheum's 
booking office, and Harry Nestler, of 
Loew's agency, secured a set of frost- 
bitten ears last Sunday througrj riding 
in open cars. 

Frederic Thompson was operated 
upon in Polyclinic Hospital, Dec. 24, 
to relieve intestinal adhesions. He is 
showing steady improvement. 

Geraldine Farrar was too ill last 
week to appear in "Thais" at the Met- 
ropolitan, her first performance this 
season being postponed until Jan. 5. 

One of the members of the Victoria 
Four contracted pneumonia last week, 
causing the cancellation of the act's 
route at Denver. 



The year-old daughter of Jim and 
Marion Harkins is seriously ill at 
Memphis (Tenn.) Hospital. 

John Montague is a patient at Miss 
Alston's sanatarium suffering from 
pleurisy. 

Julia Ring was compelled to layoff 
this week because of an eye operation. 



MARRIAGES. 

Julian M. Solomon, Jr., head of the 
Artcraft-Paramount service dept, Dec. 
31 r to Lila May Stephenson of Philadel- 
phia. The couple have gone south on 
a fortnight's honeymoon. 

Louis O. Mac loon, known in Chicago 
theatrical circles as a press agent and 
promoter of special theatrical enter- 
prises, was married last week to Lois 
Florence Hoover, daughter of Jonas O. 
Hoover of the Moraine hotel, Highland 
Park, 111. 

Millie Burstein, bookkeeper for 
King Bee, niece of President Burstein, 
was married to Harry Naughton, 
studio manager, at Hollywood last 
week. 

Will Hart, professional manager for 
Stasny^Music Co., secretly married to 
Mary Donahue in New York, Dec. 22. 

Rita Boland to Dr. Frank J. Clancy, 
at Fresno, Cal., Dec. 30. 

Lew Williams to Ada Mitchell, in 
New York, Dec. 28. 

Joe Cohen to Helene Hennequez, both 

of "The Broken Mirror," Erie, Pa., 
Dec. 24. 

George Dignan (Dignan and Gifton), 
to May Glancy ("Six Peaches and a 
Pear") in Pontiac, Mich., Dec. 19. 

It has been disclosed the announce- 
ment on the Coast relative to Rita 
Boland's marriage to Captain Reaney 
was premature, the wedding having 
been indefinitely postponed. 

Charles Lynch, in charge of Metro's 
New York studio property room, to 
Frances O'Hair, Dec. 23, in New York 
City. 



HOT AND COLD AUDIENCES. 

The cold spell with the thermometer 
hovering below what Perry discovered 
the temperature to be at the Pole 
brought to New York an experience 
with hot and cold audiences. The busi- 
ness in the majority of vaudeville 
houses was off, while that in the pic- 
ture houses was above par. The only . 
trouble with the picture houses was 
that once the audience was in, there 
was no way to get them out again. 

This was particuarly noticeable in the 
Loew houses. Incidentally the Loew 
management was exceedingly fortunate 
to lay in coal last summer, with the re- 
sult that during the current shortage of 
fuel the Loew houses remain as warm 
as toast. Another reason is that in 
picture houses there is no draught from 
back stage. That the cold air chills an 
audience was brought home forcibly in 
the ' vaudeville houses whenever there 
was a full stage act in progress. Dur- 
ing those moments the audiences in 
front shivered, while when an act in 
"one" was on the front of the house 
escaped the blasts from back stage. 

The cold snap also affected the New 
Year's Eve business materially. In the 
legit houses the business was off be- 
cause the cold weather of last week 
killed all advance sales and on the holi- 
day eve there wasn't any box office sale 
for the same reason. In the vaudeville 
houses (where two shows are the usual 
order of things on that night) the first 
show, usually the big one from the point 
of attendance, was off. The second 
show was away below the usual in the 
matter of gross. There was a general 
complaint on all sides over the busi- 
ness done on the last night of the old 
year. 

The theaters were not the only ones 
complaining. The restaurants also had 
a plaint. There was a remarkable dearth 
of reservations in advance this year and 
the general program was for house 
parties all over town. 



IN AND OUT. 

Raymond and Caver»y left the Pan- 
tages Circuit their opening week at 
Minneapolis, alleging Pantagc* had 
headlined a colored troupe above them, 
to play over the time on the same 
bill. Lawrence Johnston and Mile. 
Fleury, who were to open the follow- 
ing week, substituted, with Hope Ver- 
non and "Fat" Thompson and Co. fill- 
ing in their position. 

Illness kept Brosius and Brown from 
opening at the Palace, Brooklyn, Mon- 
day. Callon and Park substituted. 
Same cause prevented "Over Where" 
appearing at the Warwick, Brooklyn, 
with Harry Brooks and Co. stepping in. 
Delayed baggage was the reason Gard- 
ner's Maniacs could not open at Loew's, 
New Rochelle, with Elizabeth Mayne 
going in. 

Train delays were responsible for 
many disappointments in opening bills 
this week. The cold spell made every- 
thing late into New York. Baltimore 
trains were coming in Sunday and 
Monday eight hours behind; Boston 
four to six hours, up-State, six to eight 
hours. 

Eva Tanguay's voice obliged a can- 
cellation of her Alhambra engagement 
for this week. Valeska Suratt is sub- 
stituting. Miss Tanguay is expected 
to resume her vaudeville engagements 
at Keith's, Boston, next week. 

Owing to the falling out of Jimmy 
Hussey and Co. of the Fifth Avenue 
program Tuesday, Con Conrad was 
rushed in without "props" or rehearsal 
and was retained Wednesday for the 
remainder of the week. 

The Ahearn Troupe, billed to open 
at Miles, Cleveland, Monday, was shift- 
ed at a late hour to the Regent, De- 
troit. The Five Jacksons opened at 
the former house instead. 

The Bessie Clayton act was obliged 
to cancel next week at the Bushwick, 
Brooklyn, through the Mosconi broth- 
ers being ordered to report under the 
draft in their home town, Philadelphia. 

Berrick and Hart cancelled Spring- 
field, 111., this week through the death 
of Mr. Berrick's father. The latter 
was assistant corporation counsel of 
the city of New York for many years. 

Gick Watson dropped out of "Fol- 
low the Girl," which opened in Phila- 
delphia this week, and has returned 
to New York to go into the "Words 
and Miisic" show at the Fulton. 

Harry LaVail and sister were obliged 
to cancel all of their time while on 
the Coast, upon receipt of the sad 
news their mother was dying. 

Mitchell and Mitch left the American 
Roof bill Saturday through one of the 
members having a bad cold. Jesson 
and Jesson filled in. 

"Sherman Was Right" did not open 
on the Pantages Circuit at Minneapolis 
as scheduled, with Roscoe's Minstrels 
showing instead. 

The Hawthornes cancelled the Ri- 
alto, Chicago; last week replaced by 
Rector, Weber and Talbot. 

Golding and Eyres opened at Pan- 
tages, Minneapolis, Monday instead of 
the Australian Trio. 

The Aloha Trio, a coast turn, joined 
the Pantages show in Vancouver, B. C, 
Monday. 

Allen Shaw replaced Adeline Francis 
at the Colonial, commencing Wednes- 
day. 

The Geralds substittued for Dooley 
and Nelson, after the Tuesday shows, 
at the Riverside. 



NEW ACTS. 

Jack Gardner is to return to vaude- 
ville after a couple of years as lead- 
ing man for the Kleine picture people 
out west. His vaudeville vehicle is 
to be constructed by Jean Havez 
(Harry Weber). 

George Morton (Kramer and Mor- 
ton) and Sydney Clare (Clare and 
Weston) have formed a new talking 
act. 

"The Mississippi Misses" is the Ralph 
Dunbar girl act first billed as "The 
Dancers of the World." 

Edwin Arden in sketch. 






VAUDLVILLE 






AMONG THE WOMEN 

BY "PATSY" SMITH 



"Les Miserables," featuring William 
Farnum, is remarkable for the number 
of clever children in it. Cosette is 
see/i at different ages— five, ten, and 
twice in her teens— at each age being 
truly beautiful. 



Gus Edwards' "Song Revue" is a big 
offering for vaudeville and has the 
quality of growing better as it pro- 
gresses. Olga Cook, the star, affects 
pink with her blonde beauty. A pink 
satin brocade with embroidered sil- 
ver moons, has bustle drapery at sides 
and back, but a more simple frock of 
pink georgette worn at the closing is 
far more effective. Miss Starbuck is 
another pretty blonde — not a principal 
—but promising, and. Mr. Edwards' 
eagle eye has undoubtedly singled her 
out ere this. Persian silk puff dresses, 
simple coral pink soubret dresses 
(worn in the audience number) and the 
floral basket dresses (from the Hen- 
derson Review) were the most effective 
chorus outfits. They wore odd little 
hats that looked as if the backs had 
been chopped out of them. Two cute 
little kiddies made their appearance in 
the school room bit and in the last act. 
The Vampire maids and the National 
costume suggestions were showy bits. 



The Farber Girls in their artistic 
silver cloth and silver lace gowns 
daintily decorated with touches of blue 
and pink ribbon flowers were the 
"class" at the Colonial Monday. Irene 
flashed a rose silk wrap with rhine- 
stone collar and cuffs over a costume 
of black net sparkling with rows of 
brilliants. Constance flashed a sense 
of real humor and ability to "put it 



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over. 

The Lightner Sisters, appeared in 
fresh looking dresses. The larger one 
looked particularly well in a drapery 
black crepe de chine brocaded in large 
cherry designs. This over orange 
georgette, the whole over a silver lace 
skirt outlined with a design in bril- 
liants. 



The Columbia matinees last week 
were swollen considerably by the over- 
flow from the Palace. Rose Sydell's 
"London Bells" entertained auditors 
who had set out to see Sarah Bern- 
hardt! A barnyard scene with drop 
showing farm lands in the perspective 
lifted the company out of the "palace 
set atmosphere." Titian-haired Kate 
Pullman, said to be an Eva Tanguay ( 1), 
is featured with the show. She pulled 
tom-boy stunts (some cartwheels she 
did were sad), and danced much 
throughout the show. Whether her 
manner meant self-satisfaction or in- 
difference it is hard to say. She was 
energy without personality. She looked 
best in the red, purple-lined dress worn 
at opening. Pretty blonde Dorothy 
Earle in peach silk and black-haired 
Frankie Burns made good opposites 
and should work more together than 
they do. A novelty worn by the chorus 
for the "Dixie" number was coarse- 
knitted wool one-piece bathing suits, 
looking like sweaters. The belts and 
collars were of a contrasting color. The 
girls were most all young and good 
looking with quantities of hair which 
they wore becomingly — but all seemed 
to have hard eyes, which may have 
been due to their makeups. One of the 
best workers in the show was a pretty 
blonde — first row, second from the end. 



As time tolled out the old year, at 
the Palace Monday night, Robert Em- 
mett Keane was in the middle of one 
of his best stories. After New Year 
gteetings were exchanged with the 
audience, Conductor Daab and Pat 



Rooney (who butted in from one of 
the wings), Mr. Keane asked the audi- 
tors to give three cheers for the big- 
gest man in American history — Wood- 
row Wilson. This they did right heart- 
ily. Stella Mayhew replaced Bern- 
hardt at this performance — looking ex- 
ceptionally well in black panne vel- 
vet. The long loose sleeves and front 
of bodice were of georgette — the lat- 
ter handsomely embroidered in jet. 
Two large diamond brooches seemed 
to hold up the back of bodice and an- 
other novel touch to the outfit was the 
white and black embroidered inserts 
on the insteps of her black silk hose. 
Miss Mayhew deplored the fact that 
she had to work alone now and pressed 
herself as surprised that "Bill" (Billie 
Taylor) had to go away to learn to 
fight when he had had so much expe- 
rience at home. On closer inspection 
the smart coat-dress worn by Inez 
Plummer (with Paul Dickey) appears 
to be sand instead of gray and the 
"brown fur" is beaver. 

Marion Bent opened in a white satin 
one-piece dress, its irregular side pan- 
els, collar and sleeves trimmed with 
bands of seal. Many buttons and but- 
ton holes, edged with emerald green, 
also trimmed frock. A cerise velvet 
wrap was worn over a lemon and 
orange georgette — the full overskirt 
held up at intervals by strings of col- 
ored beads. The girdle bodice, sash 
bustle and little Jap hat were of orien- 
tal brocade in variegated colors. Tas- 
sels of the colored beads fell from 
either side of hat. 



BY THE SKIRT. 

The "Cohan Revue of 1918," while 
not as interesting as other things Mr. 
Cohan has done in the past, is so well 
dressed one doesn't mind the lack of 
snap and dash of other revues by this 
brilliant writer. What the chorus 
lacked in voice they made up in style. 
The first ensemble found the girls in 
ankle length dresses of all the pastel 
shades. A Spanish number headed by 
Fanny Stedman was beautifully 
dressed in crinolines of orange and 
yellow, while some of the girls wore 
lemon and red with black velvet rib- 
bons and mantels of chiffon with chen- 
nile balls. Miss Stedman was draped 
in a handsome white shawl. An effec- 
tive set of costumes were in shot silk 
made very short. Mauve net in many 
luffles was combined with white fur. 
Modern evening gowns were in excel- 
lent taste. There was a slave scene in 
which the costumes were a riot of 
color. The finale of the first act was 
done in that most effective combination 
black and white. Nora Bayes, looking 
years younger in a blonde wig, chose 
for her entrance a blue velvet dress 
draped tightly around the ankles. A 
squirrel cape and hat were also worn. 
In a red and white dress Miss Bayes 
looked exceptionally well. For her 
specialty a green velvet dress had a 
huge meline bow forming a bustle. For 
the Florence Reed impersonation Miss 
Bayes wore a green chiffon with a plum 
colored chiffon mantle. In a Red Cross 
costume Miss Bayes looked quite ordi- 
nary, which may prove fine feathers 
make fine birds. The girls of the 
chorus quite outshone her. 



Mary Garden at the Strand this week 
was a slim Thais, but not a young one. 
The picture is done in the best of style 
aiid spells expensivencss and with a 
younger star might have created a 
furore. Miss Garden dresses the role 
to perfection, as to be expected from 
her. Had she learned the art of film 
a«:ting as well, "Thais" would have been 
worth while. The many costumes are 
cf the clinging Grecian fashion, show- 




Tha restriction against anyone in U. 
S. service uniform being served with 
liquor has been of late enforced upon 
instructions in the New York restau- 
rants to the extent that no liquor may 
be served at a table where a man in 
uniform is seated, regardless the num- 
ber of civilians who may be at the same 
table The favorite plan to obtain < a 
drink for one of the boys in service 
was to order one ginger ale high ball 
and one straight ginger ale. This often 
happened where one of the boys was 
?ccompanied only by a young woman. 
Then the drinks were switched. It ex- 
tended to parties and there was a gen- 
eral mixing of drinks often until the 
order was made in its present rigid 
form. At one restaurant not so long 
ago a small flock of little decanters 
such as are served in a buffet car were 
found beneath a table where ginger ale 
and soda had been the only drinks 
ordered from the bar. It has been hard 
to resist slipping a drink to anyone 
in the U. S. service on leave when all 
around a restaurant could be seen men 
of other allied nations in uniform 
drinking to their heart's content, the 
no-drink ukase affecting none but this 
country's boys. 

A lariat aspart has been added to 
Healy's Golden Glades entertainers. He 
is Cuba Crutchfield, who first showed 
around here in a vaudeville act as The 
Crutchfields. Such an eminent authority 
as Will Rogers says Mr. Crutchfield is 
one of the best ropers the west ever 
held. He has many little tricks with 
the ropes the east has not yet, seen. 

ing much back and Mary has a real 
Kittie Gordon back. 

I have never aeard such hearty 
laughter as that caused by the latest 
Douglas Fairbanks picture, "The 
Three Musketeers" at the new Rivoli 
this week. The audience fairly howl- 
ed. Mr. Fairbanks was ably assisted 
by a pretty miss called Marjory Daw, 
in several well made frocks. 

Olive Tell, of the legitimate stage 
and also films, does very well with a 
rather inane picture called "Her Sis- 
ter." Miss Tell's exquisite coloring is 
somewhat lost on the screen and in 
some close ups she looked rather aged, 
but that will probably be altered when 
she is more familiar with the peculiar- 
ities of picture make up. Tailored 
things are most becoming to this miss. 
A strikingly smart costume was a 
checked skirt with a sleeveless vest and 
a hard hat. An evening dress was of 
tulle with a sequin bodice. 



"The Gown of Destiny," featuring 
Alma Reuben is a picture of unusual 
merit. An interesting story and war 
scenes make it a pleasure to watch. 
The gown around which the story is 
woven was well worth the title. The 
bodice of the sleeveless variety was 
of heavy lace. The skirt draped tight- 
ly around the figure was of silk, having 
a wide stripe. Several well made 
gewns as worn by Miss Reuben places 
her almost in a class by herself. 

What "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" 
would have been without Florence 
Moore at the Republic is difficult to 
imagine. The farce is quite the raciest 
here in many a day. Miss Moore is 
surrounded by a cast (with the ex- 
ception of John Cumberland), who 
bore you to extinction. Three costume 
changes are made by Miss Moore. One 
a blue velvet and a rose velvet is fol- 
lowed by an ugly pair of pink satin 
pajamas. But it mattered not what 
Miss Moore wore — she has never been 
funnier than in this play. 



Crutchfield also talks while going 
through his tricks. It's an experiment 
at Healy's and the roper will work on 
the carpet over the ice. 

Morris Silver of Chicago has placed 
the following acts in middle west 
cabarets: Count Peronne and Trix 
Oliver for the Grand Pacific hotel, Chi- 
cago, and Beatrice Bosdyn for the same 
place ; Flo Jacobson and Lucille Palmer 
tor the Green Mill Gardens, Chicago; 
six acts for the Miami Hotel. Dayton, 
O. ; six acts for the Severn hotel, In- 
dianapolis. 

Naw Yaar»e Eva the New York res- 
taurants remained open as long as 
they liked, despite all newspaper talk 
to the contrary before New Year's. 
Seme of the Broadway places closed 
Tuesday morning any time after six. 
The better known restaurants did a 
thriving trade with large buying 
crowds. 

Tba opaning of the new "Midnight 
Frolic" last Saturday night was little 
short of a preliminary dress rehearsal. 
The show was being shaped up this 
week. Realizing the performance was 
not in perfect condition, it is said 
Flo Ziegfeld wanted to announce it 
as a dress rehearsal, but was dissuaded. 

Jack LaFoUatta, Forster representa- 
tive in San Francisco, appearing nightl7 
at Solari's, boosting his firm's songs, 
did so well he was made an offer by 
the management which he could not ac- 
cept on account of his present affilia- 
tions. 

Tha Kaaaady Brothers, who former- 
ly conducted "Kennedy's' at 38th street 
and Broadway, have taken over the 
cafe that adjoins the Amsterdam thea- 
tre. 

Tha Moulin Rouge Gardens, Chicago, 
has added several new entertainers to 
the bill. Among them are Thelma Wil- 
liams, Mae Norton, Olive Morgan and 
Bud Worth. 

No liquor was sold in San Francisco 
cafes after two o'clock New Year's eve 
in compliance with Chief of- Police 
White's orders. 

Tha Eastman sisters, "Florence of 
Denishawn," the St. Denis dancer and 
the U. S. Four are at the Edelweiss 
Gardens, Chicago. 

Art Panny closed at Levy's, Los An- 
geles, last week and opened at Solari's, 
Sun Francisco. 

Mahal McKinlay is singing at the 
Vogue restaurant. 

SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Jan. 2. 

"Turn to the Right" at the Columbia 
drawing big holiday business. 

The Alcazar, with Harry Corson 
Ciarke in "Hello Bill," is drawing fairly. 

Considering a previous run of 10 
weeks, "Canary Cottage" is doing well 
at the Cort in its second week. 



Now AIwoo<U Opens Fab. 22. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

The Alwoods Theatre will not be 
ready to open Feb. 1, as announced, 
and will probably swing its doors 
apart to the public Washington's 
birthday. 

Woods returned to New York on 
New Year's eve after patting his O. K. 
on the final details. 



10 



BURLESQUE 



MILE A MINUTE GIRLS. 

At the blur, Brooklyn, last Thursday night, 
a braca of * real 1 1 m bouia followed lb* abow 
and *b« btg bouaa wa* mora probably at- 
tracted by ibe "wraaalerii" tban by tbc abow 
tteelf. Tba bouta ware well wortb walling for, 
wbicb (be bouae aolldly did. Wreatltug Ota 
Into burlejque, for inauy tlmea tbe aibletea 
are belter actora tban tboae In tbe abow. 
But laat week two young Hercules of repute 
acroaa tbe bridge "went to It." Of llgbter 
weight than tboae In tbe recent Lexington 
A?e. tournament, tbe re waa speed In tbe main 
bout, in tbla bout were Jobn Kolouie and 
Bull McCarfby, tbe winner, tbe Greek youtb, 
In aplte of the fact that be made blmaelf un- 
popular by planting bla foot on Bull's "map" 
on several occasions. 

There mere as many laughs furnished by 
tbe "star bout" and there certainly waa aa 
much Interest aa credited for all of the 
"Mile a Minute Show." Tbla Is a Billy K. 
Wells production, but It la not the beat of 
bis burlesque efforts. Tlio show Is taking the 
place on tne American Wheel of the "High 
Life Girls," whose franchise was absorbed by 
Wells and his associates. 

Harry Bentley Is tbe principal comic, doing 
a sort of modified Dutch lor the first set and 
a Hebrew during the second section. He waa 
not given any too meaty material. One line 
la a reply to Wilbur Bruun, who explains the 
meaning of chivalry. Bentley aaylng "Yes, but 
they don't call fellows like that chivalrous 
these days. They call them suckers." Harry 
Jackson plvyed the second comic, doing He- 
brew throughout but with little results. 

Very few of tbe soug numbers seemed to 
catch on, aa evidenced b> tbe failure to ob- 
tain even tbe meagre applause that generally 
la excuse for an encore. Nearest to a hit 
was "California," sung by Jessie Taylor, who, 
incidentally. 1b the best-looker In the show. 
Norma Bell got something with "Thi Sun- 
shine of Your Smile," erslly her best effort. 
There are aeveral la the feminine section of 
the caat w'jo looked near tbe age limit, wbicb 
didn't help in general results. Helen Russell 
in tbe ingenue role bandied considerable pro- 
portion oi the dialog and did fairly well, 
though not apportioned Uiuch in tbe way of 
good numbers 

Jimmy budd. who from his dialect appears 
to be an English comic, handled a olralght 
bit In tbe brat act and did It very badly. 
Later on ne appeared a* a "dame comedian," 
which waa probably wby be Is with the show. 
It got a little but was lough and tbe bouae 
didn't seem to know wbat It was all about. 

8uggestlve matter was not Infrequent, tbla 
■coming from the chorus actions as much aa 
anything e!se. Lifting of the skirts to show 
tbe ends o! dinky comblnstlons which needed 
washing seemed to be a favorite stunt (the 
"lingerie" was worn over tights). 

In costumes tbe ones lu tbe bathing num- 
ber were tue beat of th.* first section. Tbe 
second act found the wardrobe better but not 
exceptional. billed as "the fastest speed 
chorus In captivity," the gtls must have slowed 
up considerably since thiy earned that title. 

Looks aj If Wells wlil And It necessary to 
do lota with the preseut snow for next reason. 
He may have to abelve tbe whole outfit and 
evolve an entirely new show. lUee. 

SHOWS IN NEW ORLEANS. 

New Orleans, Jan. 2. 

"Mary's Ankle," highly profitable 
business at the Tulane. 

Burlesque stock at the Dauphine 
is bringing very light returns. 

Other houses (excepting pictures and 
vaudeville) dark this week. 

STOCKS OPENING. 

A new stock company opened at the 
Strand, Bayonne, N. J., last week under 
the management of James Cormican, 
who is playing the juvenile roles. Lorna 
Elliott and Robert Le Seur are playing 
the leads. 



JOE DIXON DIES. 

Joe Dixon, brother of Henry P. 
Dixon, died in New York Dec. 26. He 
had been ill for the past year. The 
deceased was 42 years of age and had 
appeared in his brother's shows during 
the greater part of his burlesque career. 
He is survived by a widow and a 10- 
year-old son. The funeral took place 
Dec. 28 from the family home in the 
Bronx and interment was in Mount 
Carmel Cemetery. 

Two Pennsylvania Towns Dropped. 

Shenandoah and Mt. Carmel, Pa., 
have been dropped from the American 
Circuit. The two days' time will be 
taken up at the New Bristol theatre, 
Bristol. Pa. 

The American has assigned "Military 
Maids" at the first show to play the 
new Bristol date. 



Academy, Lowell, Leased. 

Lowell, Mass., Jan. 2. 

The Academy hts Irtp leased by 
Archie L. Slicpard and P. F. Shea, who 
will keep the house open until May. 

The policy will be hm lcs'jnc tor the 
first three days and road attractions for 
the last half. 



SHOWS IN PHILLY. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 2. 
Things broke fine for the legitimate 
houses as well as for those playing 
vaudeville, burlesque and pictures 
throughout the city at the beginning 
of the New Year. It was too cold 
for street celebrations and with thou- 
sands of visitors to the city for the 
annual Mummer's Parade, the theatres 
"cleaned up." It is estimated that sev- 
eral records were broken. 

It was soft for "Follow the Girl," 
the new Hitchcock-Goetz production 
yl.ich had its premiere with the clos- 
ing of the old year. This is a musical 
comedy by Henry Blossom and Zoel 
P.arentena, and the cast contains among 
others, Dorothy Brunton, Walter Cat- 
lett, Jobyna Howland, Claude Gilling- 
water, Tiny Marshall Stevens, Bickel 
and Watson, Johnny Cantwell and 
Laura Hamilton. Despite they re- 
hearsed all day Sunday and up until 
time to lift the curtain on the first 
show, the artists gave a smooth per- 
tormance. The New Year's Eve rol- 
ltckers, which packed the theatre sent 
the piece off to a good start, but gave 
little line upon which to hang its fu- 
t'tre. The press comments, however, 
were liberal and favorable. Raymond 
Hitchcock stepped over from the Lyric, 
where he is playing, to fair business 
in "Hitchy Koo," to say that he was 
very well pleased with everything. 

"The Show of Wonders" worked in 
a midnight performance at the Chest- 
nut Street opera house. This was the 
cr.ly legitimate house that went after 
the New Year's crowd, but it divided 
tie business of the regular show which 
was good, while the midnight show 
drew only a fair house and a rough 
cowd, which according to reports had 
to be handled by the police. 

David Warfield in "The Music Mas- 
ter" is doing very well at the Forrest 
in his second week. "Turn to the 
Right" is doing good business at the 
Garrick, as is Alexandra Carlisle in 
"The Country Cousin" at the. Broad. 
Well filled houses, not quite capacity 
?.re greeting Chauncey Olcott in his 
two weeks engagement of "Once Upon 
a Time" at the Walnut. 



STOCKS CLOSING. 

The John W. Vogel Minstrels is re- 
ported to have closed its season Dec. 
22 at Barnesville, O. 

The Williams stock company, which 
closed for the holidays, will not reopen, 
having canceled further time. 

"The Unborn." management William 
Patten, received its two weeks' clos- 
ing notice Christmas eve. 



OPENING VANDERBILT. 

"Honor Bright" is the opening at- 
traction at the Vanderbilt, due for a 
premiere in February. Grace La Rue is 
to be starred and Felix Adler has been 
offered the leading comedy role. 

The piece was written by Catherine 
Chisholm Cushing (who did "Polly- 
anna"). Music has been supplied by 
Harry Carroll, although the numbers 
were oiiginally done by him. for an- 
other show. 

Carroll and William Sheer are said 
to be the producers of Honor Bright." 
The report they had leased the Vander- 
bilt is incorrect and the show will play 
on the u: ual sharing terms. 

Miss LaRue, Carroll and Sheer are 
concerned in a producing company to 
the extent of $5,000 each for their 
initial production. 

The play was originally written for 
Blanche King when Frederick McKay 
a;id K. & E. were jointly to present 
her. At a iatcr time ii was to have 
been the vehicle for a legitimate ad- 
vent for Nan Halpcrin, but the latter's 
vaudeville contracts precluded the pos- 
sibility c f her taking the piece. 

Harry Carroll is to appear in it in a 
piano playing specialty. Miss LaRue 
is to play the role of a mannekin who 
crashes into society. Sheer may do the 
managing. 



OBITUARY 



Joseph Arnold, of Murray Pilcer's 
Sherro Band, died suddenly of quinsy 
in Paris, France, Dec. 22. He was buried 
with Jewish rites at Pantin Cemetery, 
Dec. 24. The deceased is believed to 
have been an American. The band was 
a ragtime or jazz organization, organ- 
ized by a brother of Harry Pilcer, and 
opened with the new revue, "Laisse les 
Tomber," at the Casino de Paris, Dec. 
12. Heading the cast of that show are 
Gaby Deslsys and Harry Pilcer. 

Loo Ryan, stage manager of the 
Orpheum at Madison, Wis., was killed 
Dec. 28 as a result of an auto accident. 
He was riding with a traveling sales- 
man, who was seriously injured. The 
machine is reported to have over- 
turned after colliding with a fire hy- 
drant. Ryan was 29 years of age and 
leaves ?. wife and four small children. 



IN LOVING MEMORY 

of 
My DcT«t«d Husband 

MORRIS F. CRONIN 

Who passed iwty In Washington, D. (X* 
Jon. 8. ISIS. 

Ho Is font, but not forgotten. 

May ho rest In pcaee. 

MME. CRONIN 



Charles H. Lowry, aged 54, died of 
heart failure at Freeport on Dec. 16. 
He was in the employ of the Lights 
Club at the time of his death, but 20 
years ago was a prominent bare back 
rider. His last engagement under the 
big top was with the Frank A. Rob- 
bins show. The body was sent to Bal- 
timore at the request of relatives. 

"Baby" Jim Simons, colored, said to 
be the heaviest man in the world, died 
in Philadelphia, Dec. 28. He weighed 
800 pounds and for years had been with 
side shows. It was necessary to trans- 
port the body of Simons to his home 
in Texas in a freight car. 



In Loving Memory of 

My Father SOLON BERRICK 

Assistant Corporation Counsel of 

New York 

Who departed this life Dec. 23. 1917. 

2528 Broadway. New York City 

WILFRED BERRICK 

(Berrlck and Hart) 



Richard H. Maddern died Dec. 24 at 
his home, 2246 Hughes avenue. Bronx, 
New York, in his 79th year. The de- 
ceased was for many years leader of 
the orchestra of the Grand opera house, 
New York, and other orchestras. 



Gaston Habroken died in Paris Dec. 
10, aged 51. He founded the Divan 
Japonais, a cafe concert, in vogue 25 
years ago, and was once the director 
of the Ba-Ta-Clan music hall, Paris. 



Theodora Friobus, 38 years old, of 
Orange, N. J., in M A Tailor-Made Man," 
died at the Cohan & Harris theatre, 
Dec. 26, from heart failure. 

Maxwell Cutler, head of the Cutler 
Dental Co. at Boston, and known to 
the profession, died Dec. 28 at the Bal- 
timore Hotel, Kansas City. 



In Loving Memory' 

Albert J. Spencer 

Who died Dec. 28, 1117. 

HIS DtVOTED WIFE AND SOI 



William G. Kelle, the theatrical tail- 
or in the Majestic theater building, 
Chicago, died last week from injuries 
in an accident on the elevated line. 

. Mike Duffy (Duffy and Mary) died 
in Pittsburg, Dec. 22, with hemorrhage 
cf the stomach. The body was taken 
to Columbus, the Home of the deceased. 

Samuel Andrus Brock died at his 
home in Rutland, Vt., Dec. 31. He was 
owner of Brock's Broadway Minstrels 
?nd for 25 years toured the country. 

SHOWS IN NEW YORK. 

"wk)" Bef ° re p,easu ™." EUlme (20th 

••rnh!„ d, o ^ ,a y n °"«« I2i« week), 
week) CW VJ18 '" New Amsterdam (1st 

F 7£h h weaK"* "«»•«• vTeTcolomblT 

"Flo Flo • Cort (3d week). 

.Gypsy Trail," Plymouth (5th week) 

General Host," Gaiety (2d week) % 

"Going Up.- Liberty (I'd week 
Greenwich VlllHge Players (8th week) 

.Jack O'Lantern." Globe (12lb week) 
.Leave It to Jane. 1 Longacre (Uifh weak) 
•iJJ?h °V. 0y :." Park (1 ' ,,n weak" 

''L^rd, nd* *&'" u ™?»»"« <M week). 
••I.UI; ? :J -• Morosco (lrnh week) 
„Lady of the Camellias." Empire 1 2d week) 
.Madame Sand." Knickerbocker (7ta week) 
Masqueraaers. " Booth UMb week) wee "'* 

ii^^^wi^^^^rr^rweek) 

week). * edroom and Bath," Republic (2d 

"q , ||pn , » ly A W,th .. a Past '" Belasco (18th week) 
week). lon/ Brauiha » PlayhousI (3d 

: ?la"e?H a os■e^ l | d0W • ,, Pr, r ce88 (5th week). 
•■tX?«, m %• ^/ ceum <»4th week). 

week)* dC MaD '" C0haD aud "*"«» dOth 
"The King " George M. Cohan (7th week) 
Uords and Music." Fulton (Jd week) 
What. Your Husband Doing r^aS'st (8th 

;;Yi.8 or No." 48th St. (.Id week) 
Why Marry?", Astor ,2d week) 
W weeK, gt ° n « u * re Pliers Comedy (10th 



John J. Smith, 68 years old, died Dec. 
27, at his home, 85 Marion street, 
Faterson, N. J. The deceased had lived 
there for many years. He was stage 
manager at the Bijou until fire de- 
stroyed it. 

Karl von Beethoven, journalist, died 
in Vienna last month, according to in- 
tormation received in Paris. lie was 
the last descendant of the composer 
Beethoven. 



SHOWS OPENING. 

The new Liebler show, "Success " i> 
going out again. It i, understood a 
toTZ 'J"""' , in ,he Pi"e was sold 
i°aged i, Par ' y $25,0 ° a Ira Hards 
. "The Rainbow Girl" started rehears- 
>«K again this week. It is said only two 

Maine" "^ ° riginal COB W«« 



Eddie Eckert, 25 years old. formerly a 
clown with the Barnum and Bailey 
circus, was killed in Kansas City hy an 
unknown man Dec. 25. 



F. W. Taft, aged 70. the oldest stage 
manager in Canada, died list week in 
Montreal lie succumbed to a stroke of 
paralysis 



JUDGMENTS. 

Tho'^T"' 8 fl,t,d ,n the Cou nty Clerk's office 
the .Sond ,n !nJ" /^ ° f ^ J^'^ent debtoJi 

Inc'. n $7 , l ( .oL' nvy ~ lil ' i;op A «'°*oblle Station, 
eWorld Film Corp.-O. A. R„ferty, $120.05 
•»ouri Sawyer— J. Rubin. $22.">.40. 

HANKRT'PTCY PETITIONS 
Harry F,r.,t, $2,24 .-,. (N o aiieU.) 

if u „ ATTACHMENTS. 

Herbert Drrnnn Film Corp.— Qoldwrn Pic- 
tures Corp., $2,300.23. uoiawyn Fls- 



VARIETY 



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fiKIETY 





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With tho world of wrestling agog as 
to who the champion will be succeed- 
ing to the title vacated by the death of 
Frank Gotch, there were a series of 
bouts held in Dr. Roller's gym adja- 
cent to the Lakewood Hotel at Lake- 
wood, N. J., over the holiday week-end, 
at which an almost champ was de- 
veloped. The almost was +outed as 
The Original Masked Mystery." He 
appeared in the -first bout with Pro- 
fessor De Bell as his opponent, the 
former winning in 18 minutes. The 
second bout was between W. E. Turner, 
"The Michigan Whirlwind/' and De 
Bell and was won by the latter. The 
final bout was 'The Masked Mystery" 
vs. Dr. Roller. As the latter was about 
to place the shoulders of the "M. M." 
on the mat he piped up in a Jewish 
dialect: "Just a minute, just a minute, 
I got an important telephone call to 
make." Then the house was let in on 
the fact it was a hoax and that "The 
Original Masked Mystery" was none 
other than Lou Brown. A number of 
theatrical celebrities had arranged the 
"frame-up" in holiday fun spirit. They 
were Aaron Fox, who acted as an- 
nouncer; Will Von Tilzcr, time-keeper, 
and Harold Gaum, referee. 



With the thermometer registering 14 
degrees below zero Sunday night, E. F. 
Albee and A. Paul Keith notified the 
Police Commissioner they would keep 
their theatres throughout New York 
and Brooklyn open all night to pro- 
vide lodging and warmth for the poor. 
The Commissioner took advantage of 
the offer and stationed policemen about 
the houses for protective purposes. In 
the houses south ")f Times square and 
in Brooklyn a number of people took 
advantage of the offer and were served 
hot coffee and sandwiches at the ex- 
pense of the house. Monday morning 
everyone was supplied with sufficient 
money to keep them in meals and lodg- 
ing for the balance of the week, this 
also being contributed by the Keith- 
Albee interests. 

Jack Lait has an eight-year-old son 
among the other smaller Laits in Chi- 
cago. The younger Lait wanted a dog 
for Christmas. His father promised it 
when school closed before the holidays 
if he behaved himself. Friday before 
Christmas the junior informed his dad 
school was over and wanted to know 
where his dog was. Mr. Lait reminded 
his son of the condition, saying, "You 
know you had to be a good boy to get 
that cfog? Have you been perfectly 
good?" "Well, then," answered the kid- 
let, "get me a cat." 

Rock and White are to spend six 
weeks in vaudeville in New York play- 
ing but two houses in that time, Royal 
and Alhambra. The contracts were 
settled this week. I. R. Samuels tied 
them up for the two houses of the 
Keith Circuit in New York that he 
books. They will open at the Royal 
Jan. 21 and remain there two weeks, 
then come to the Alhambra for two 
weeks, returning to the Royal Feb. 
18-25. 

Meyer Cohen resigned as business 
manager for the Harry Von Tilzcr 
Music Publishing Co. last Saturday. 



Ben Bornstein, professional manager, 
will replace him.- Harry Von Tiuer 
is opening offices in Pittsburgh, Bos- 
ton, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and 
Frisco. 

Ileen Poo, on tour with the road 
company of "Mary's Ankle," has se- 
cured a release and has been engaged 
by the Shuberts for the role in the 
Chicago "Maytime" company origin- 
ated in New York by Gertrude Van- 
derbilt 

The Auditorium, Baltimore, is play- 
ing vaudeville for this week only, to 
fill in a period of darkness at the legiti- 
mate house. Fred Schanberger, who 
also manages the Maryland, is booking 
the Auditorium, with Grace LaRue 
headlining. 

The ShuborU "flirTed" with the New 
York dramatic critics by sending each 
one a large box of Pall Mall cigarettes 
for Christmas, each packet containing 
500 smokes of various sizes. Last 
season the firm sent boxes of cigars. 

The Avon, Rochester, is not "person- 
ally managed" by T. H. McCarron, as 
erroneously reported, but by W. B. Mc- 
Callunv McCarron is the New York 
booking representative for the house, 
which formerly played International 
attractions. 

Mary Moore, daughter of James 
Moore, who feeds a great number of 



York, next week, and the Orpheum, 
Brooklyn, the week following, after 
which she may leave for Cuba. 

Daring the absence of Mark Levy, 
who recently enlisted in the Quarter- 
masters' Corp, Arthur S. Lyons will 
look after the Levy agency. 

Max Silver has signed a three years' 
contract with Gus Edwards as general 

manager. • 

P«giT Coudray has returned to the 
leading role in "The Punch" on the 
Loew circuit. 

Billy B. Van joined "Words and Mu- 
sic" at the Fulton Monday. The co- 
median was last in "The Rainbow Girl." 

The quarantine for meningitis was 

Cartially called off this week at Colum- 
ia, S. C, with no theatre affected. 

Jake Labia, Loew's booking man- 
ager, will spend his vacation next week 
(Jan. 7) at Lakewood, N. J. 

Saol Abrahms will leave the Century 
this week and become treasurer of the 
Longacre beginning Monday. 

Fred Stone did a roping act with four 
horses at the Hippodrome, New York, 
last Sunday. 

Mollie King opens in New York at 



VARIETY FREE 

TO THEATRICAL MEN IN THE SERVICE 

While the war continues VARIETY will be sent com- 
plimentary to any theatrical man in the U. S. Service, 

Name, with address, should be forwarded and proper 
mailing address sent at once if ordered elsewhere. 

The list will he maintained also for re-mailing letters 
sent care VARIETY. 



those in the profession, made her stage 
debut last week with Emmett Corrigan 
at the Palace. Previously she has ap- 
peared in film productions. 

"Turn Back the Hour.," Mabclle Es- 
tclle starring, lost two performances 
on its Indiana tour last week, owing to 
the inability of the railway to furnish 
a baggage car as promised. The stands 
were Terre Haut : and Evansville. 

Robert Hjrmtn and Virginia Mann 
did not join a Philadelphia stock com- 
pany as recently reported. Both arc 
in "Seven Chances" at the Ft. Pitt, 
Pittsburgh. 

Harry Newman, salesman for some 
years for Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, has 
left that firm, intending going into the 
music publishing business on his own ac- 
count. 



the Riverside Jan. 14. 



Scott Gibson, the Scotch "single," 
sailed last week for South Africa. 



Jack Robbins is now connected with 
the Richmond Music Co. 

Hal Crane is reported going into the 
army. 

John R. Rogers celebrated his 77th 
birthday last week. 



The Palace, New Orleans, playing 
vaudeville, opens on Monday, com- 
mencing this week, closing Sunday. It 
was formerly the reverse. 

Max Steiner, director on tour for 
'The Rainbow Girl," is at present di- 
recting the orchestra at the Princess 
for "The Grass Widow." 



Fred Grant Young has been appoint- 
ed to the post of man back and press 
agent with "The Grass Widow" at the 
i rincess. 

The Mozart, Jamestown, N. Y., ends 
its vaudeville policy of two acts week- 
ly Jar.. 5 ; but may resume it later with 
five or six acts. 



Helen Murphy, Chicago's little 
agentess, has arrived in New York for 
at least a three weeks' stay, looking 
at local vaudeville shows. 



Bernhardt plays the Riverside, New 



SAVING MAN-POWER. 

By ROBERT SHERMAN. 

Chicago, Dec. 31. 

Now is the time when the whole 
world is talking of conserving man 
power. The theatrical profession is not 
exempted from this demand. And yet 
the amount of man power in our busi- 
ness that is daily going to watte is 
appalling. 

In our business there is a great deal 
of wasted energy. It should be stopped. 
Now is the time for us to show our 
patriotism by doing all that can be 
done to cut waste. Every hour's time 
thrown away makes some one else 
work that much harder and retards the 
creation of wealth, so essential to pro- 
gress, and particularly today, when we 
need everything we can summon in the 
way of money-and-man-power, to in- 
sure the success of our military opera- 
tions. 

That the world must have amusement 
is universally admitted. In these times 
relaxation is more necessary than 
under normal conditions. We are the 
purveyors of that most necessary com- 
modity — relaxation. It is our patriotic 
duty to supply it with as little waste 
as possible. 

Every student of economics knows 
that the burden of labor should be 
properly distributed. Yet we have cases 
in the operation of amusement enter- 
prises where many people are actually 
performing no functions at all. I have 



in mind cases brought about by the 
arbitrary rulings of labor organiza- 
tions. In peace times, when man power 
is not so vital an issue as it is today* 
the issue is still debatable. Now, such 
procedure is not less than unpatriotic* 
and therefore criminal. 

This condition prevails mostly in the 
mechanical and musical parti of our 
organization. There are shows on the 
road, for instance, with one set remain- 
ing from one day to six months in one 
place, and yet the show is required to 
carry a crew of men far more than 
necessary to do the work. What would 
be the result if this condition existed 
in every business ? It would work ruin. 

I have known of cases in the city: 
where a play was running and a road, 
crew was being paid without ever even 
coming to the theatre, thereby reducing 
the man power just that much end 
making parasites of the men who re- 
ceive pay without tendering services; 
the very thing progressive labor lead- 
ers object to and are trying to do away 
with. All these rules and regulations 
should be abrogated in war times. No 
man or institution should be compelled 
by any organization to employ more 
men for a given task than required for 
the proper and satisfactory perform- 
ance of that task. 

In the musical end of the business 
the same things apply. The Govern- 
ment is anxiously seeking musicians. 
Every cantonment is shy of men who 
can help the morale by music. And yet, 
regardless of the wishes of the man- 
agement of a theatre, in most towns 
the number of men in an orchestra is 
prescribed — not by the man employing 
them, but by the organization to which 
they belong. p , 

Men at the head df these unions are 
usually high-minded and patriotic If 
properly approached, with a detailed 
version of the situation as it exists 
under present war conditions, I believe 
they would understand and appreciate 
the problem, and would doubtless con- 
sent to some arrangement whereby 
no one would be required to use more 
th«»n necessary help. 

It would be far better to ask us to 
pay the difference in the form of a tax, 
or as a donation to the Red Cross. The 
idea is not to save money for the em- 
ployer, but to conserve man power for 
the nation. In the case of one me- 
chanical crew or one orchestra, it 
doesn't mean much. But multiply it by 
the thousands of show organizations 
throughout the country, and it becomes 
a formidable matter of prodigious 
figures and consequences. 

Why not let us get together on this 
— employers and unions, and use our 
patriotic and economic common sense 
in the solution of this problem— not for 
ourselves, but for America? 



The Grande Taverne, a cafe" in the 
Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, is dos- 
ing. 



In Paris Theatres: "The Thirteenth 
Chair" (Rejane); "Potash & Perlmut- 
ter" (Varietes); "Quinney's" (Gym- 
nase) ; "Grandpere" (Porte St. Martin) ; 
"Marchand d'Estampes" (Athenee); 
"Compartiment des Dames Seules" 
(Palais Royal); "Madame ct Son Fil- 
leul" (Bouffes); "Nouveaux Riches* 
(Sarah Bernhardt); "Course au Bon- 
heur" (Chatelet) ; "Occupe toi d'Amelie" 
(Scala); "Cloches de Corneville* 
fGaite); "Marraine de rEscouade" 
(Vaudeville); "Les Butors et la Fin- 
ette"(Antoine) ; "Systeme D"(Ambigu) ; 
"Manee du Touring Club" (Marigny); 
"Dragees d'Hercule" (Renaissance): 
"L'Homme a la Clef" (Apollo); "Petite 
Bonne d'Abraham" (Edouard VII); 
"Grande Epouvante," etc. (Grand Guig- 
nol) ; "Femmrs a la Caserne" (Dcjazct) ; 
"4 Fenimrs et 1 Capora!" (Cluny); il Go- 
bctte of Paris" (Fcmina) ; "Mme. Bou- 
c'ou Ba-da-Bouh" (BoufTrs du Nord); 
"Affaire des Poisons" (Odeon), reper- 
toire at Opera; Opera Comique, Come- 
die Francaise, Trianon. Revues at 
Casino de Paris, Folies Hergere. Cigale, 
Capucines. Michel. Ba-Ta-Clan, Pie qui. 
Chante, Gaite Rochechouart. 






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EIGHT "BUYS" RUNNING NOW 

DESP ITE AG ENCIES' HOWL 

Entrance of 1918 Finds Premium Men Still Buying in Face of 
Recent "Burnings." Revue and "Going Up" Buys 

for Four Weeks Only. 



Despite that the greater part of the 
hotel agencies let out a groan several 
weeks ago that there were to be no 
more "buys" in the future, there are 
buys running for eight theatres with 
the advent of 1918. For the greater part 
the "buys" are not "buys" in the sense 
that they were some few months ago, 
but nevertheless the agencies arc tak- 
ing seats in quantity for some produc- 
tions with the proviso a certain per- 
centage of returns is permitted. 

The Astor has a buy for four weeks, 
with the brokers taking 275 seats a 
night with return privileges, but there 
are but two other new productions that 
have had seats en block taken by the 
agency men. They are "Going Up" at 
the Liberty and "The Cohen Revue of 
1918" at the Amsterdam. For both of 
these attractions seats for four weeks 
to the number of 300 a night have been 
bought at the flat box office price with 
a return privilege of one-third lying 
with the agencies. $ 

The other buys running are the Globe 
(Fred Stone show), five weeks to run. 
This show took more or less of a 
tumble in the agencies for the New 
Year's Eve performance, which was $5 
at the box office. It brought the price 
with the tax to $5.50 and on the outside 
the brokers were forced to ask for $6.50 
for the seats. 

All the other houses were sold out 
long before the Globe, although the 
demand for that house was strong, the 
majority of prospective purchasers 
changing to another attraction when 
the price was quoted. After the othei 
houses had cleaned out the Globe tick- 
ets were finally disposed of, with the 
rack cleaned for the performance. 

The buy for "The King" at the Cohan 
has three additional weeks to run; "A 
Tailor Made Man" at the C. & H. and 
"Doing Our Bit" at the Winter Garden, 
two weeks each, and "Miss 1917" at the 
Century, which runs out this week with 
the production itself. The latter buy 
was but for one additional week over 
the first eight weeks, in order the 
agencymen could have the house on 
hand for the New Year's Eve perform- 
ance. 

One of the strange insights on how 
the prices fluctuate for certain nights 
was brought to light when prices were 
asked for two seats for New Year's 
Eve for "Polly With A Past." Louis 
Cohen's agency asked $4.50 each for 
two in the 13th row; the United wanted 
$4 each for two in the 12th row, and 
Alexander asked $3.80 apiece for two 
in the 11th row. 

Along the street late on New Year'a 
Eve Globe seats were quoted by Ty- 
son's at $6, the regular 50-cent advance 
over the box office and war tax com- 
bined for that house. 



WEBER VS. K. & E. 

Jos. Weber and Klaw & Erlanger 
have had a clash, the reason the abrupt 
ending of the run of "Her Regiment" 
at the Knickerbocker Saturday. 

According to a story current Weber 
was asked to visit the K. & E. offices 
last week and declare himself regard- 
ing the future bookings of "Her Regi- 
ment" after it left New York. Weber 
informed them he had arranged with 
the Shuberts when he first brought the 
show to New York and would have to 
stand by the route given, especially so 



as it gave him more desirable time in 
both Philadelphia and Boston than 
offered by K. & E. 

He had hardly returned to his office 
when told the engagement of "Her 
Regiment" would end at the Knicker- 
bocker Saturday night. 

STANDARD "INDEPENDENT." 

The Standard is to remain "inde- 
pendent." There has been talk it would 
become a Shubert house and that again 
it might ally itself with Klaw & Erlanger. 
All this is denied and assurance given the 
house will continue its present policy of 
playing attractions independently of any 
one booking center. 

The Standard is controlled by New York 
men, with Joe LeBlang, the local ticket 
broker, one of the stockholders. While 
its "independence" is asserted it is be- 
lieved the house will go on record favor- 
ing one side or the other by next season. 
The Standard is now well booked up into 
spring. 

Harry Cort is no longer personally 
managing, having recently turned over the 
reins to Clarence Jacobson, former treas- 
urer of the house. 



SEEKING NEWARK HOUSE. 

Newark, N. J., Jan. 2. 

It's rumored Klaw & Erlanger want a 
house here. One story says they are after 
the old Newark, best known as the Hyd? 
& Fehmart house here. Another rumor 
is the firm sent after Frank A. Keeney's 
theatre, through a local real estate agent, 
but the Keeney people say there's nothing 
to that though admitting the real estate 
man approached them. 

The Shuberts are located here. 



TITLE GIVEN AWAY. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 
Maude Fulton, through an unusual 
and gratuitous act of courtesy, has 
enabled Ashton Stevens, critic and re- 
cent playwright, to realize a pet wish. 
His new play is called "Mary's Way 
Out." This title he reluctantly gave 
it when informed that his original 
and desired title, "Mary," belonged to 
someone else, identity forgotten, who 
had produced a failure years ago in 
Los Angeles. He was relating this to 
Miss Fulton. She told him it was she 
who had written "Mary." She then 
gave him, in writing, permission to 
have and to hold the one-word title. 



COLLABORATING. 

Samuel Shipman is to collaborate 
with Fannie Hurst on a play which is 
to be based on her original story, 
"Power and Horsepower." The Ship- 
man-Hurst combination will be a new 
one in the field of the theatre, although 
both have had plays produced in the 
past. Shipman heretofore has usually 
been co-author with Clara Lipman. 
The arrangement will not preclude his 
continuing to write in conjunction 
with Miss Lipman. 

Miss Hurst is regarded as one of the 
most prolific writers of entertaining 
fiction regarding life on the East Side 
and Ghetto. 



"Say When" Changed. 

The title of "Say When" for the Bol- 
ton-Wodehouse-Kern piece Comstock 
& Gcst are to produce has been changed 
to "Oh Lady, Lady I" 

Carroll McComas who intended to 
go into vaudeville, has been engaged 
for the principal role. 



THE COHAN REVUE, 1918. 

"Opeatne; cold" it always chancing It for a 
new production In New York, and about all 
the fault of the new Cohan ft Harrla show 
Monday night at the Amsterdam seemed due 
to that. "The Cohan Revue of 1018" needed 
more attention than could be given It at 
rehearsal. It has probably received alnos 
opening whet It needed before. 

Selecting New Year'a eve for a musical 
production that would run late was likely 
another error of Judgment, unforseen. The 
crowd got to the Amsterdam late and wanted 
to leave early. Instead of the curtain going 
up at 8:10 It lifted at 8:50, and when It grew 
after 11 the people with New Year'a Eve 
table reservations grew restless. Most were 
out of the house before 11 :30 although the 
ahow, with its big patriotic finale did not 
end until midnight. 

Sometime some Broadway managers will 
regulate the first-night bunch, that thinks 
nothing of hanging around the rear of the 
orchestra mil to find out who's there with 
who or arrive late so that everyone may see 
them. It's the same crowd that always 
breaks up a performance on lta premiere by 
applauding the principals on their first en- 
trance. Half the wise ones tell the other 
half what they have heard about the ahow 
and most of them have settled the verdict 
before the action starts. 

Everything combined at the premiere to keep 
enthusiasm down and everyone expected to 
see the best show Broadway baa had this 
season. 3etween George Cohan'a book and 
music and Irving Berlin's words and melodies. 
It looked ull set. But tne show bad not been 
trimmed down nor shaped about. It com- 
menced brightly with a David Belasco scene 
but this rap long, and the first act, barring 
the Spanish dauce uumbvr (*the best-staged 
of the evening), sort of backed up until the 
finale. "The Wedding of Words and Music" 
(Berlin), with all In black and whko that 
was quite the best thing In the ahow, also 
the beat of all the many big musical arrange- 
ments Mr. Ferlin has done. 

The second act started with a heavy "Chu 
Chin Chow" ucene that confined afterward 
tho second beBt hit, tbe syncopated talking 
union skit from "A Tailor-Made Man," and 
It then ran on to No rub Bayes' single or 
double (Irving Fisher) specialty In "one." Just 
preceding the Red Cross number for tbe finale 
of the performance, with Cohan's new song, 
"Their Hearts are Over Here" (as a com- 
panion p'.ec ■■• to "Over There"), the number for 
the Red Ciosa nurses. It It tbe song Mr. Cohan 
has given tbe proceeds of to tbe Red Cross. 

Several of the Broadway hits are given a 
moment or longer during the running. The 
story Is carried along through Belasco. being 
advised by tbe crystal gazer of "The Eyes of 
Youth" that there Is a young woman named 
Polly Claire In Ziegfeld "follies'' he could 
make a star: sending for Polly (Norah 
Buyes). Belasco, upon seeing her, wants to 
know If she has a past, and Polly, after tell- 
Iiik Belasco what she has heard about him, 
bow he enn make any woman a star, says, "I 
am awfully glad to meet you, Mr. Morosco." 

Cohan took a sharp tlli.g at the critics in 
the Frank Tlnney-.lames J. Corbctt talking 
scene from the Winter Clarden. Corbett (Paul 
Nicholson) addressing Tlnney (Bert Dunlop), 
said, "Frank, I see they have your name In 
lights at tne Winter Garden." "Yes," an- 
swered Tlnney, "that's because I made good 
for the Snuberts." "Your name," said Cor- 
bett, "Is ?n letters Just as large as Charlie 
Darnton's." "Well, he made good for the 
Shuberts, too," replied Tlnney. Following, 
Corbett said It was a mistake to mentlcn the 
names of critics and during some crossfire 
they mentioned other reviewers by name, Cor- 
bett finally saying. "Let's stop thla. The 
people out there (front) are not Interested in 
the critics." "But the critics think they are," 
answered Tlnney. "Every critic out there 
believes everyone In the house knows of him, 
but two-thirds of tbe sudience never heard of 
any of them. Cohan, to relieve any Indi- 
vidual of responsibility for this dialog, had 
Dunlop remark early It was only Cohan's lines 
he was speaking. It was almost a pity the 
men on the dallies had to leave before thla 
conversation occurred. It might make them 
sit down In their seats In the next theatre 
they visit Instead of posing around the aisles. 
This was Nicholson's best Impersonation. He 
had Corbett's voice without a miss. 

Miss Bayea waa the bright light of the show, 
she having much the test of every scene 
she entered, which may be a vaudeville head- 
line single's prerogative when going Into 
musical comedy. Fanny Stedman (AI and 
Fanny Stedman), unknown to the first-night- 
ers, did surprisingly well. Miss Stedman 
was working for what she got wbllo Miss 
Bayea' self-assurance seemed to be relied upon 
by her. Of tne two songs sung by Bsyes In 
her specialty, even the assurance could not 
help "The Old Maid's Blues" and a "Blues" 
number doesn't appear to be among those 
present n a Bayes rep. It seemed peculiar 
to many that Bayes !n the "Crystal" song 
that followed the Spanish number, took an 
encore with not sufficient applause to bring 
her back while the Spanlrh number was shut 
out abruptly after It had finished to Insistent 
applause. 

Miss Stelman led the Spanish, and In thla 
Mr. Cohan revived something Jimmy Russell 
(Russell Brothers) did when that act was 
f.imou* In the v^rl-tles Mr. Cohan In the 
lyric credited the Russeila with it. It's the 
"Span-lsh" Jimmy Russell sang or shouted 
with the emphasis upon the "Ish." 

Charles Wlnnlger no doubt could be said 
to have taken tbe Individual honors through 
his Impersonation of Dltrlchsteln, but this 
again, like the syncopated talk, was a repe- 
tition from the former "Cohan Revue," and 
therefore lacked novelty. Another number 
that seemed aimed for novelty was a "Knit- 
ting" (Berlin) song with a popular melody 



at least, and set In a seen*. Miss B*f*a ___ 
seated, knitting, and would mot be distort** 
by husband, family, burglars, polls* *r fir*, 
doing what might have beea expected after 
the first chorus. "When Zleffeld Follies Hit 
the Town" and "Our Acrobatic MeledramaU* 
Home," both by Cohan, war* Idea numbers 
that made tome Impression. 

The dressing Is lavish, requiring many 
clothes for the many scenes, with the pretty 
chorus girls doing bettor In look* than I* 
work, although they have be** kept 1* actio* 
nearly all tbe time. 

Among the male principals after wlnnlg*r, 
Frederick 8sntley came In first. He was con- 
sistent throughout and worked up * good 
total. Phil White and Paul ■. Bams did 
Potash and Perlmutter, without excitement 
Mr. Flaher made * paasable showing. Al 
Steadman atteuded to a couple of bits nloely, 
Lockett and Brown got away with their dano* 
Ing act when filling In a wait, 8ydney Jarvla 
had a couple of songs, Arthur Hill did **!-: 
mal Impersonations, J. Bernard Dyllyn played 
silent and speaking roles equally well, Charles 
Dow Clark waa but a middling Belasco, and 
Hans Wilson was third, among the men with 
hia Fred Stone Imitation. 

Eleanor Henry had one solo ah* could not 
handle or waa too nervous and otherwise 
marched through. Leila Rhodes made a* at- 
tractive picture whenever on the stage. 

There Is a great deal In the "Cobaa Revue" 
that will appeal to professionals, perhaps 
more so than In Cohans other abows of this 
type, but perhapa also what the "Cohan 
Revue 1019" moat needed waa Cohan. Sim*. 

TEMPLE CALLED IN. 

Edward P. Temple was called to 
Buffalo to take the Elizabeth Marbary 
production, "Girl O' Mine," in hand and 
whip it into shape. The piece opened 
in Schenectady last week. 

The piece is to close in Buffalo to- 
morrow night and will be brought to 
New York for repairs. 

"Unborn Child" Infringement Claimed. 

Brookline, Mass., Jan. 2. 

Judge Dodge in the United States 
District Court fixed Jan. 14 for a hear- 
ing on the application of Jane Sea- 
grave for an injunction against Gaz- 
zolo. Gatts & Clifford, who are present- 
ing "Her Unborn Child" at the Globe, 
Boston. 

The plaintiff sets forth she is the 
author and owner of the work in the 
form of a play entitled "Suffer Little 
Children to Come Unto Me," and that 
the production of "Her Unborn Child" 
is an infringement. 



Alderson Returning to England. 

Clifton Alderson, 'who came to this 
country to appear with the original 
Dillingham production of "General 
Post," sailed this week. He is return- 
ing to London for a new production. 



SHOWS OPENING. 

Arnold Daly is soon to produce 
"Josephine," which was originally writ- 
ten by Herman Bahr, who also did 
"The Master" in which Daly was 
starred last season. Like the latter 
piece, "Josephine" has been Anglicized. 
Ann Andrews will play the feminine 
lead. 



Syracuse, Jan. 2. 

Mary Ryan opened here Monday as 
a star under the direction of Cohan 
& Harris in a new comedy drama called 
"The Teacher of Goshen Hollow/* writ- 
ten by Harry James Smith, who wrote 
"A Tailor Made Man." 

The new play had its premiere at 
Buffalo last week with some critics 
saying that it has a "Way Down East" 
flavor. The rather large cast has Lil- 
lian Dix, Carolyn Lee, Marie Haynes, 
Nina Morris, Evely Carter Carrington, 
Viola Leach, Florence Curran, Maxine 
Mazanovich, {Catherine Brewster, 
James Gillen, Thomas Gillen, Paul 
Bryant, Curtis Cooksey, Edward Rob- 
inson, Ethan Allen, Harry Hubbard, 
Walter Whipple, Ed. L. Snader, Wil- 
liam Phinney, Horace James. 

Hartford, Jan. 2. 
"Four Queens," a new farce, was pro- 
duced here by H. H. Frazee Monday. 
This piece was originally titled "Oh 
James." It has been laying off while 
a production was being built. The 
p'ay may be presented in Chicago be- 
fore coming into New York. 



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CENTURY'S LOSS PUT AT $350,000; 
COVERING THIS AND LAST YEAR 



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House Closet Tomorrow Night Under Dillingham & Zeigfeld 

Direction. Elliott, Comstock & Gest Reopen It Jan. 12 

with "Chu Chin Chow." "Mi»a 1917" Possibly May Tour. 



Next Monday Elliott, Comstock & 
(Gest will succeed Charles Dillingham 
and F. Zeigfeld, Jr., as the managing 
•directors of the Century reopening the 
'house on Jan. \1 with "Chu Chin 
•Chow." The announcement that the 
firm was to take over the house came 
last Monday night. It was generally 
believed for the last two weeks "Miss 
1917" would not remain at the uptown 
house after this week, when the ticket 
buy for it from the hotels finished. 

Tne change was reported directed by 
Otto Kahn, who, in addition to being 
one of the directorate board of the 
Metropolitan and one of the founders 
of the Century, is also said to be in- 
terested in the Manhattan opera house 
and the production of "Chu Chin 
Chow," now current there. 

On the two productions, "The 
Century Girl" (last season) and "Miss 
1917/* at the Century, under the Dil- 
lingham and Zeigfeld direction, the 
losses are reported in excess of $350,- 
000. Last season the losses at the 
house were $130,000 in the face of a 
tremendous gross the attraction rolled 
up. At the time it was reported the 
loss was because of the tremendous 
amount spent renovating the house. 
This season the loss, in November, is 
said to have been $67,000. December 
is believed to have been in excess of 
that, and there has been no payments 
made on production cost for the cur- 
rent show. 

The weekly loss this season is re- 
ported at from $4,500 to over $6,000. 
Several weeks looked like winners, but 
forgotten items consumed what surplus 
was left. The total loss is estimated 
at a quarter of a million, taking in the 
production cost, in excess of $100,000. 

Operating expenses are known to 
have reached triple the sum ordinarily 
needed and these expenses are deemed 
high in spite of the fact that the house 
is an abnormal one to conduct. The 
house electrician has been getting $75 
per week and was given three assist- 
ants whose union wages calls for a 
minimum of $35. . 

Employees of all classes were num- 
erous and the weekly "overhead" was 
counted at $25,000, including a charge 
for rental. 

Dillingham & Ziegfeld have prac- 
tically made up their minds that "Miss 
1917," is to be sent on tour. To that 
end they have been arranging with 
a number of the principals to go on 
the road with the show. Those ap- 
proached are Lew Fields. Andrew 
Toombs. Bessie McCoy. Savoy and 
Drennan and Van and Schenck. 
' If the plans are successfully com- 
pleted "Miss 1917" will open at the 
Academy of Music, Baltimore, Jan. 12. 

Wednesday night it was not defi- 
nitely settled whether or not Dilling- 
ham and Zeigfeld would send the show 
Dn tour, but the plans tended to point 
to a combination of last season's big 
scenes of "The Century Girl" and some 
of the material of the current show, 
to be sent out under the title of "The 
Century Girl." 

Immediately after the notice was 
posted announcing the closing of the 
show there was a mad scramble by the 
principals to seek engagements else- 
where. 

Lew Fields may form an alliance 
with the Shuberts and Arthur 11am- 



merstein for the production of one or 
more shows bearing his name. 

Elsie Janis will play vaudeville for 
a few weeks prior to her departure 
for Europe, where she is to open in 
a revue under the management of Al- 
bert deCourville. She opens at Keith's, 
Cleveland, next Monday, receiving $2,- 
500. 

Vivienne Segal has been engaged by 
Elliott & Comstock for their new mu- 
sical show, to be entitled "Oh, Lady, 
Lady I" 

Bessie McCoy has indicated a wil- 
lingness to accept vaudeville engage- 
ments but is asking too much. 

The Spanish Dancers from "The 
Land of Joy," who have been appear- 
ing on the Cocoanut Grove, have also 
received notice of the closing, but the 
Valverde people who booked them for 
the Century roof hold a contract which 
does not expire till Feb. 6. 

Morris Gest is to take active charge 
of the management at the Century, and 
the house staiT is to be replaced en- 
tirely, according to the present plans. 
At first no attempt will be made to 
conduct the Cocoanut Grove, all cfTorts 
being directed toward making "Chu 
Chin Chow" a draw in the downstairs 
house. The roof is to be an after 
consideration. 

Mr. Gest stated Wednesday he be- 
lieved "Chu Chin Chow" with a heavy 
advertising campaign, would continue 
at the Century until July. Next season, 
for the opening in September, he is 
counting on "The Maid of the Moun- 
tains." which has been running suc- 
cessfully in London. 

The present Century "flop" is the 
second the house has liar! in as many 
years. Ned Wayburn took over the 
place, backed by the Eccles bovs of 
Salt Lake, who deposited $100,000 to 
the credit of the Ned Wayluirn Pro- 
ductions, Inc., before the lease was 
signed. Prior to the opening they 
were called on for an additional $25.- 
000, and with the losses represented 
by the creditors in the consequent 
bankruptcy proceedings the hisses 
amounted an additional $40,000 for a 
seven-week season at the Century on 
that occasion. 

The Wayburn deal for the house was 
12j/a per cent, f the gross a. a rental, 
with a guarantee that the rcr.tal would 
not fall below $2,000 weekly for the 
bare wa'!s of the theatre. It is under- 
stood the llliott. Comstock & Gest 
arrangemcnt'is somewhat similar. 

HERZ REPLACING BARNES. 

Ralph Hcrz is to go into the "Over 
th« Top" show, replacing T. Roy Barnes 
in the piece. 

Max Mart, who represents T. Roy 
Barnes, states the latter was under a 
contract to the Shuberts and if they 
did not utilize his services in the "Over 
the Top" production they would have 
to place him elsewhere or make some 
arrangement. 



"SOME DADDY" NEW. 

"Some Daddy," a comedy hv Harry 
Allan Jacobs, a new author, will 
epen at Atlantic City Jan ID. It is 
the first legitimate production effort 
by Alexander Lef'wich. William Mor- 
ris will he featured. Others m the cast 
are Inez Puck. Henry Yo^el, Fred 
Marklyu, Alice Fleming. Alice Baker, 
Florence Davenport, William Evans. 



"RAINBOW GIRL" RESTARTS. 

Klaw & Erlanger have again started 
rehearsals of "The Rainbow Girl," 
which they opened out of town several 
weeks ago and then shelved it. It 
seems the intention to bring it into 
the Knickerbocker after whipped into 
shape with a new cast. 

Donald Brian is said to have been 
signed by K. & E., while Beth Lydy 
is also in the new cast. Billy Van 
leaned to "Words and Music," will 
again be in the show in the principal 
comedy role. 

The fact that Brian is going with 
"The Rainbow Girl" may mean Jos. 
Weber will withdraw "Her Regiment" 
from the road within the next fort- 
night. 

Joseph Weber denies Donald Brian 
is to leave his management to go with 
Klaw & Erlanger, although admitting 
that management had made overtures 
to his star and when unable to secure 
him wanted Weber to come in on the 
production and let them have Brian. 

The Shuberts hold a contract with 
Beth Lydy ami state they will not per- 
mit her to work for the "other side." 
Miss Lydy's walking out of the com- 
pany on the occasion of the opening 
in "New York of "The Star Gazer 15 
caused the piece to be postponed. 



OLD EMPIRE FAVORITE BACK. 

Mary Hampden is back at the Empire. 
To the present day theatre goer and 
critics that means nothing, but to those 
who have watched the Empire since it 
began to develop in the days of the 
early stock companies under the direc- 
tion of Charles Frohman there is a 
"something" about her return that 
means a lot. 

Mary Hampden (Mrs. E. J. Henley) 
was at one time considered the suc- 
cessor to Viola Allen, when Miss Allen 
was the leading woman at the house. 
When "Sowing the Wind" was pro- 
duced it was Mary Hampden who went 
forth as the leading Jady of the West- 
ern Frohman Stock Company that pre- 
sented that play, after having appeare 1 
in the original productions of "Aris- 
tocracy" and other famous hits. 

Now Miss Hampden is back in the 
Empire and playing "Nanine" to Ethe' 
Barrymore's "Camille." None of the 
many wise critics seemed to know it 



CRAWFORD IN "FANCY FREE." 

"Fancy Free" has been selected for the 
co-starring of Clifton Crawford and 
Marilyn Miller by the Shuberts. 

The piece is at present in rehearsal un- 
der the direction of Eddie Hutchinson. 

Harry Connor, who was wuli the pro- 
duction, is out because of illness. 



BROUN RETURNING. 

Hayward Broun, former dramatic critic 
of the "Tribune," who has been abroad 
representing the paper in the war zone, is 
returning to New York with his wife, 
formerly Ruth Hale, and is on the ocean 
at present, lie is to return to the 
"Tribune" according to the present un- 
derstanding. 



BENNETT BACK. 

Edward I 'epics new piece "Maggie." 
which ficDTge C. Tjler is producing, will 
be without U'ichard Ilennelt. although re- 
ports hid him with the show. 

Bennett, who is in "The Very Idea/* 
started rehearsing with the Tyler show 
hut returned to the "Idea" cast after be- 
ing threatened with court proceedings by 
\\ eher & Anderson. 

Bennett's excuse was that he did not 
en re t<> leave New York since his wife 
was appearing in a current play at pres- 
ent lie joined the "Idea" company, 
winch uncus at the Garrick, Chicago, next 
week. 



WORM "PULLS A BONE." 

The prize bone of the year was pulled 
by A. Toxin Worm, press agent for the 
Shuberts, when he issued a story last 
week to the effect that the authors of 
"The Grass Widow," Channing Pollock 
and Retinoid Wolf, were barred from 
the Princess theatre. The statement 
went further and said that the Shuberts 
insisted on a guarantee for the house. 
None of the dope has the least truth. 

Mr. Pollock is present at the Princess 
at almost every performance of the 
show and he and Lee Shubert are call- 
ing each other by the first names. The 
Princess management did ask for a 
guarantee for the show, but it was Lee 
Shubert himself who offered to go good 
on that question. 

"The Grass Widow** is routed in the 
Shubert theatres following the Prin- 
cess engagement. 

Ray Comstock is reported to have 
protested to the Shuberts on the Worm 
story and Madison Corey has also 
taken up the matter with them. 



PROPAGANDA PLAY. 

Ike Weber is producing a propaganda 

Slay called "Love Forbidden." in which 
obert Edeson will be starred. It is 
by Jacques Kenaud and ran for seven 
months in Paris under another title. 

Kir. Weber has the support of a 
national society which has 3.000.000 
members and was formed to conserve 
health. The manuscript has been read 
by a number of public men and the 
written endorsement of these person- 
ages will be used in an unusually big 
publicity campaign designed for the 
play. 

It will oncn at Ford's. Baltimore. Feb. 
4. and after play the Broad street, 
Philadelphia, will come into New York. 

"AZORA" SUNG FOR FIRST TIME. 

Chicago. Jan. 2. 

Henry Hadley's opera "Azora" had 
its world premiere here at the Audi* 
torium last week. 

The story of the opera is similar to 
that of "The Woman God Forgot" in 
which Gcraldine Farrar appeared in 
pictures. It is concerned with the love 
of Azora, the daughter of Montezuma, 
for Xalca. a prince of Tiascala. The 
scenes are laid in the land of the Az- 
tecs. 

The music and orchestration of the 
opera received high praise from the 
local critics. 



K. & E.'s K. C 

Kansas City, Jan. 2. 

Klaw & Erlanger representatives are 
looking over the Garden theatre, a 
vaudeville theatre here, with a view 
of acquiring it for their local stand. 

Melville Stoltz. managing the Jef- 
ferson. St. Louis (formerly in the pool) 
will be the K. & L. rranager here. 

K. & E. look over the At rican 
(vaudeville). St. Louis, last week, and 
will play their shows there, the Jef- 
ferson remaining with the Shuberts. 



MILLIONAIRE INTERESTED. 

William F. Orr. reputed to be a mil- 
lionaire horseman, is reported to have 
bought in on the Fulton theatre and 
he .% also interested with Hitchcock & 
Goetz in their new show, "Words and 
Music." 

Mr. Orr's racing stable is said to be 
operating at New Orleans at present, 
though he has an office in the Fulton 
theatre and has been in the city for 
some weeks, lie ami Ray Goetz have 
been intimate friends for several years. 



Greenroom Dinnering Hopkins. 

The (irrenroom Club is to give a 
dinner Sunday night to Arthur Hop- 
kins. 



"Heritage" Canceled Through Illnens. 

Syracuse. Jan. 2. 

The Shuberts' production of Fu^ene 
Walter's play. "The Heritage." to li;ive 
opened at the Witting Monday, was 
postponed with the cause given as ill- 
ness of one of the principals, reported 
to be Cyril Kcightly or Lowell Sher- 
man. 

"Les Miserable*/* the film, was rushed 
in for the week. 






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NEWS FROM THE DAILIES 

(Btlow is noms matter not coUoctod by Vamxy but rmmitm m 
tcndtnstd form from mo Uomt romtmg to thootrkok ofpomrmg m tho 
New York 4ady nowopofon botwoon tho doHo of Vaust*'. wookty 

issm j.) - 



Mr. and Mrs. 1-ew Fields observed their 
■liver wedding anniversary, Jan. 1. 



Through Frnnk Tate. Klaw A Erlanfcr hare 
leased ibe American, St. Louis. 



Terry J. Kelly's new musical comedy, "The 
Girl of My Heart," will open In Pittsburgh 
Jan. 14. 



At the Strand, beginning 1 Sunday, tbo plan 
for prcHciu.nK grand operas lu condensed form 
will be inaugruted. 



Raymond Hubbel, musical director at the 
Hippodrome, left on Tuesday for Los Angeles, 
for a two month's vacation. 



Major General Hugh L. Scott, former chief 
of stnff, has been assifncd to Camp Dlx, 
WrlgbtHtown, N. J. 



Benjamin P. Cheney, lusbnnd of Julfa Ar- 
thur, made an assignment for the benefit of 
his creditors, in Boston, Dec. 28. 



George C. Tylers home at 310 West 102d 
Bt. was pa uly destroyed oy fire Dec. 21. Dam- 
age was a^uut $10,0OO. 



J. R. Harold Terry, author of "General 
Post." will arrive from England some time 
this month. 



John Cort will confine his efforts to nothing 
more serious that comedians, soubrets and ex- 
pensive lingerie. 



P»ettlna Powman has succeeded Jennie Fuld 
as Madam*' Castel-Tropeau with Leo Dltrich- 
Bteln in '•The King." Miss Fuld has gone to 
the "Cohin Kevnue 1018." 



Chnrles L. MacDonald has obtained the 
right* to n one-act playlet, "Tbe Dells of 
Epan." written by Du Vernet Rabell, and will 
be produced soon. 



Pnma. F.tbel and dlndys Sykes will appear 
In tin- Schuherts' production of "Danes at tbe 
Ber.ch." a 1i111sic.il r.»,:iedy by Dorothy Don- 
nelly and Augustus lluirutt. 



Charles Iiillingham's check for $lfi.ini.r»G 
was r»cei\e<i by (lie Internal Revenue officials 
Dec. -H. It n-prefeiited the November theatre 
tax for the ]li()|iodromc. 



Phyllis Noilnon-Terry has begun rehearsals 
In "Mncmt, ' n comedy by Edward Peple, 
which I* being produced by George C. Tyler. 
The piece will have its Qrst performance In 
Toronto, Jan. 11. 



The second program of the Greenwich Vil- 
lage tlie.it-c will start .Inn. 7, when Iljnlmar 
Pergstr-Hii s fi.ur act dnmn, "Karen." will be 
prestMited. I'ania MnrinorT and Frank Conroy 
Will have the leading roles. 



Helen Lee will re[.lace Hulda Kiel son as the 
prima dmm.i In I'l i/iiheth Marbury's new pro- 
din lion. "(Jul O'Mme." shortly to be seen on 
Uroailway. Tbe lutter had a bad attack of 
tonsil ills. 



The entire cast of "The Tallor-M»«' man" 
attended tho funeral scrvl' w 01 Theodore 
Friebus her. L".( T\. remains were Inclne- 
rnted nt thy New York aud New Jersey 

Cmii.v-^ 



"fin be* In Florida." n musical comedy for 
Which Inn il y Donnelly wrote the book and 
AiiniMus U.-rntt composed the music, will be 
produced outside of New York by the Suu- 
bcrts, Jan. 1 i. 



Maurice 'Ireet Is the frst man to be ap- 
pointed mm; ger of one ct the Liberty thea- 
tres pmUcted by t he War Department at the 
various rvu 'oi.rneiits. Grett has been assigned 
to ('.imp Micrman. 



David TtHaseo win dlt ect a new one-act 
pl.-iv wt'M.-n iv Mrs Rthillyn n. De Foe. en- 
titled "Trie Weaker One, ' at the Delasco. Jan. 
!». for the 'em fit of fr-*e woul to be knitted 
into garui"[]it» for the army and navy. 



Carroll & Sheer I1.1v.' arrnneed with Lyle 
D. Ani!r"\vH to open the Vandorhllt thonfre 
With lh" !nu'c:\l comedy. "Honor Prlgbt," 

wtitten by Catherine Cusuing and llariy Car- 
roll. 



"Love Forbidden" is shortly to he produced 
hv Ik" W. » <r I' Is nff.-r the style of , Dnm- 

Hli"d '"'M; 1 !- ' A f '.'.'T P ' '■.• ! ' ri ; ! '; ^ r v p' , rforrpf»r\p|ie» 

in New Ur'. il wiil opm in Washington. 
Feb. :i. 



Ttoco T.eslie"s Judgment for $~.rs\n against 
Cb.irie^ T>||, in/), ; lt; , ur-nted In the Supreme 
f'-oiri wi- r-'.lin 1 d to *.;."< HI hy the Arocllate 
invito.-.. [<,<• 's' She rllslnined Injuries nt 
I'm- <;i.be, while playing In "Stop, Look and 
1. .stem" 



Trenton, ta the result of Inhaling gnsolene 
fumes emanating from a large truck contain- 
ing stage attire In a dressing room at the 
Grand theatre there. She will recover. 



William Ocodall waa held In Domestic Re- 
lations Court. Dec. 28, to support his family. 
He was arrested on the complaint of his wife, 
who aald she and her husband were partners 
In a vaudeville aketch and were knnwn as 
Ooodall and Denton. He waa ordered to fur- 
nish bond for the payment of $8 weekly. 

"Oh. Lady. Lady." la the title of the fifth 
Princess tbeatre production which will be 
produced by F. Ray Comstock end William 
Elliott the latter part of this month. The 
cast will Include Vivlenne Segal. Edward 
Abeles, Carol McComas. Margaret Dale. Carl 
Randall, Florence Shirley. Reginald Mason, 
Harry Flaher and May Elsie. 

Lieut Daniel M. Gardner, Jr., In charge 
of the Marine recruiting station at 24 East 
23rd street, ban Issued a call for musicians In 
the United States Marino Corps. They will 
be given rrade according to their ability. 
8I1 sergeants and three corporals are to be 
warranted. They will be atatloaed at Quan- 
tlco, Va. 

As the result of a collision with another 
automobile wben returning from a party 
Xmas Eve, at tbe home of Mrs. Concotta 
Mslra. Rath Deach, Charles Daaso. Mrs. Louise 
Basso. Valentine Basso and Richard 8antalla, 
all members of the Royal Theatre Co., Bow- 
ery, were taken to the Coney laland Hospital 
for shock, contusions, cuts aud bruises. 

Mrs. Josephine Blewbower, mother of Elsie 
Jsnls, denies state officials have refused to 
Issue a passport for he ire If and daughter to 
leave for England at the termination of the 
latter's engagement In "Miss 1!>17." on ac- 
count of their pro-German aympatbles. Mrs. 
Blewbower says the story Is a malicious false- 
hood and that her daughter's ancestors on 
both aldea have lived In America alnco 1757. 



CRITICISM. 

LADY OP THE « AMBLLIAS. 

A revival rf Alexander Dumas' diama, with 
Ethel Barrymore, at tbe Empire, Dec. 24. 

It waa r. Camllle wblcu, due In part tn a 
somewhat radical rearrangement of the play, 
peemed aln «st throughout the evening to be 
more of 1917 than It waa of 15W0. despite the 
fact that tbe costumes erd setting were In- 
disputably those of the earlier period. — Timet. 

Miss Barrymore has shaded the spiritual 
moments of Camllle with a wonderfully Illum- 
inative Imagination, a frail purity In the midst 
of sensual Intensity. — Herald. 

GENERAL POST. 

An English comedy In three acta by J. B. 
Harrold Terry, produced by Char lea Dilling- 
ham, at tbe Gaiety. Dec. 24. , 

There 'a no trace of che«j> sentiment or 
mock heroism, but In «*~" / a scene the throat 
tightens triri the "j^s brim. — Time*. 

Tbe corp-c aide of tbe strange comedy waa 
ri»n|r»:."i in n common-sense and amusing mnn- 
ue» without offending the properties. — Herald. 

WOFD8 AND MUSIC. 

A musical revenue. Words said to be by 
William Shakespeare and music by Ludwlg 
Deethoven. produced by Ray Hitchcock and 
Ray Goetx, at the Fulton. Dec. 24. 

"Words an 1 Music" Is funny. It Is some- 
thing more tco. The music seems to have the 
catchy quality.— Time*. 



PA n LOR. PRDIIOCM AMD OATH. 

A force In three acta by C. W. Dell and 
Mark Swin, tt tbe RepuHlc. Dec. 24. 

"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" lived up to Ita 
nnme. It waa naughty. And the play waa a 
true fareo. — L era Id. 

While tbe humor was extremely broad at 
times, and tto entire plot more than a little 
suggestive, O e play has some situations In It 
that are excruciatingly funny. — Time*. 



GOING UP. 

A musical comedy In three acts and six 
scene*, founded on Jsmes Montgomery'! "Tbe 
Aviator"; book and lyrlcj. by Otto Harbach ; 
music by Loj's A. Hlrseh ; staged by Edward 
Royce, at the Liberty. Dec. 25. 

A man who la scared to death and pretends 
be Isn't "as ; Iways been a source of amuse- 
ment. ei«peclr.lly If his pretence Isn't too well 
sustslncd. Tbls situation Is the basis of 
"Going Up."— Trihutw. 

"Going Lp" made the trason> a!Mtude rec- 
ord for musical comedy. Here Is a show thst 
combines pleaaant galet.->, continuous life and 
"pep." catchy music and pretty girls, a farci- 
cal hut Interest-compelling story, and clean, 
wholesome fur. In a way tbat reaches D road- 
way only at rare intervals. — World. 



."•nrtiaHv asphyxiated. P.eatrlre Burns, of the 
<iy Ljcjuu^c.s," is in St. Francis Hospital, 



BILLETF.D. 

A comedy In three acts by F. Tennyson 
Jesse and n. M. Harwood : produced by Wil- 
liam A. Brady, at the Playhouse, Dec 25. 



The pl^y * on t sins not a little clever dia- 
log, but .t a I jo baa stretches wblcb are dull 
and even moments which border upon still- 
ness. It Is rat a particularly deft play tech- 
nically. anJ tbe authors have been decidedly 
lax In the dr. wing of ch* racter.— Tfmes. 

Humorous phases of war's social side kept 
the audience laughing from* the moment la 
the openln« act. when M1*f Anglln came from 
her gsrdei lru> tbe living room of her manor 
house carrying a spade until the reconcilia- 
tion with ber long-absent husband In the 
last act tbe Jollity waj carried along no 
rapidly that abe was revealed In the new 
and agreeable role of a fa recuse.— HerofJ. 



wny m*iwyt 

A comedy In three acta by Jease Lynch 
Williams : produced by Selwyn and Co., at tnw 
Astor, Dec. 23. 

Tbe company was on* of the most distin- 
guished of tbo reason, and In tbe main worthy 
of a play wulch la perhaps tbe most Intelli- 
gent and searching satire on social Institu- 
tion* ever written by an American. — Timet. 

"Why Marry?" Is a r*rt of laboratory In- 
vestigation of monogamy, with the «.ld of five 
pairs of rpeclmens. who are either In the 
toila or on the ragged edge. — Tribune. 



HAPPINESS. 

A comedy by J. Hartlrj Manners, presents* 
by Klaw and Erlanger and George C. Tyler, at 
the Criterion, Dec. 31. 

The story Is an Interesting one. some of 
tbe situations provoke keen expectation, and 
tbe development of the action la cleverly 
bandied. — Tribune. 

Somebody never aaw a play like this one. 
It has no 'struggle of wills," no "crisis," or 
any of tho other thing* which serious folk 
declare lo be Indlspensar !e. It doesn't even 
tell a story. And. although it has three 
scenes. It has no acts, consisting of what Mr. 
Manners ct.ls three "phases" and an eptlogue. 
But It has eh. meter, sod one you never saw 
the like of excepting In only Peg. — Timer. 



COH A If It EWE IMS. 

A musical revue In two acts and sixteen 
scenes. Boek by George M. Cohan, mu.ic and 
lyrlca by George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. 
At the N?w Amsterdam, Dec. 31. 

Although lacking In the subtleness which 
distinguish tbe other revues and possessing no 
single scene equal to tbe famous courtroom 
episode of two seasons ego, the new revue 
has sufficient dnsh and cleverness to a' tract 
tbe Cohan foKrwIng In huge droves. — Time*. 

Tbe audience took huge delight In the "Re- 
vue." and well It might, for the travesties 
often rose to the plane of satire, and the 
music, whether by Mr. Cohan or Mr. Berlin, 
bad a popular quality tbat waa irresistible.— 
World. 



WORDS AND MUSIC. 

Whatever may be the sucress of "Words) 
and Music" the second production by Ray- 
mond Hitchcock and E. Ray Goetz as a firm.. 
It la an Intereatlng fact that It brings hack 
to the Fulton (originally the Follies Der- 
gere) the musical comedy type of enrertofn- 
ment for which the house was originally 
built. Recollection of the Lnsky-llarris effort 
was brought back to first nlghtcra. too. he- 
cause of the presence In "Words and Musie." 
of one or two of the "Follies Rergere" cast. 

The premiere Christmas Eve wns a dis- 
appointment to many, and anything hut a- 
smooth performance. The shallow stage was 
responsible for making It a dlfficuir task to- 
nat. He the sets and the lines were over- 
loaded with hanging stuff. 

The show was plainly In plenty need of 
fixing, and Mnce the onenlnsr Its «norr"»rs 
have been dally at the job. If they are suc- 
cessful In putting the show over they will 
deserve a full measure of credit. That they 
have confidence In turning the trlek Is shown 
by their Immediate action In strengthenlng- 
the cast and securing Billy B. Van. who 
opened Monday, his being an extra role added 
to the show. He wns In the out of town 
showings of "The Rainbow Girl." and Is 
credited with having put the second act of 
that show over almost alone. 

Van will be used In several of the comedy 
scenes, first of which Is programed as "The 
Electricians. ' This Is seemingly Ineorprnous 
In a revue, but the laughs It produces Justi- 
fies Its presence. It shows the modest flat 
of some newlyweds whence come some work- 
men to Install electric lights. Richard Carle 
Is the boss electrician, nt len»t he neads the 
destructive trio who succeed without effort 
in smashing everything brenknble In the 
room. William Dooley is a whole wrecking; 
crew In himself. 

Quite In contrsst Is tbe first full stage 
icene. the Interior of a yogi's sennre room, 
with Wellington Cross as the eoothsayer. The 
opening finds the yogi answering qnerle* 
from persons In various part* of the home, 
jiiree«t|vp of Hl'rhcoek's nud'ence «tnt ?n 
"Hltchle-Koo." Someone osks Is It's murder 
to kill a hnt check boy and Cross sn-w#rs 
It Is a duty. In the seen*? nine famous 
temptresses starting with Fre and em'lng 
with Gaby Deslys. the latter by Marion Davles K 
while the others were done by show Klrls. 
Shakespeare and Beethoven are also brought 
on by the yowl's powers. Then the „v>|.* raid 
thw place, leaving '.he plavwrlrht anl eom- 
poser high and dry in a strange land. Ca'Ie 
suggests they write a play. The program 
gives those famous names the mention for 
lvrles and muslr. but credit really .>*!ongs 
to Ray Goetz, Glen MncDonough and Jean 
Schwartz. At tho finish Sbakespenre and 
Deethoven appear to say all their words and 
music have been cut out of the show, where- 
upon they are advised to go Into the muslo 
publishing business. 

The three Doolcyt— Willia m, G ordon and^ 



Ray — have a heap to do. Tn fact. It seemed 
as If they hsd been allotted too much. They 
scored In a burlesque on a classical ballet 
In tbe first act. but the scene would bona 
gone much better bad they Introduced, mon 
of their comic falling stunts at which hJtm 
boya are adepts. It was figured that 'hey 
were holding their slipping, sliding tactic* 
until later In the show, but there was noth- 
ing doing on the flrft night. The trio. In the* 
second act. gave the burlesque cabaret which* 
Gordon and Ray have been doing In vaude- 
ville and that, too. went over very well. 

The final of the first act was a "Toy Ro»' 
msnee." originally designed for opening thai 
second act. The setting was that of Christ- 
mas at a hearth place wltb the dolls come to* 
life. In it the Dooleys slso figured largely,, 
with Mr. Cross, Miss Davies and Elizabeth 
Brlce the other principals. Miss Pavles bad', 
one of the feminine leads throughout, wlthi 
beauty her main asset. She has a personal- 
ity, but tt is of tbe ice box variety. The 
finish of the scene was not strong enough 
for the set curtain. 

A "Drugless Drug Store" opened the second 
act. It was to have closed the first part as 
evidence by Its conclusion which bad all the 
cast and chorus on In tbe final choruses of 
show's one real aong bit. called "They'll Be 
Whistling It All Over Town." lead hy Miss 
Brtee. fThls scene has now been switched to 
close the show.) In It Edna Aug makes a 
brief and solltnry apeparance. There wwa 
an excellent chorus bit lend hy Carle, with 
one of the girls doing a tong-tled chorus of 
"For You a Rose" well enough to have been 
planted. Helping to put over the "All Over 
Town" number was the Aeolian Four (Pat 
Hanley. Harry Tanner. James Miller and 
William Jones), snother act of the many 
pre<-<*nt drnfied from vaudcvl'le. 

"The Camouflage Cafe," which closed the 
first nlxht performance, held severs? fea- 
tures headed by Tnmmv Mnrtelle In his **1 
Impersonation. Thst be fooled all who didn't 
know him Is a cinch. His part was written 
In the scene. As Ml«s Lonaacre he enters* 
to a table alone and Immediately there starts; 
a flirtation wltb Carle. The latter finally 
sits nt the table with the fair unknown. wbo> 
orders from the menu. Tn rushes the man> 
who "she" has a date with, saying he "has; 
the plan* " ere. Thereupon Martelle doffs his 
wig. saying he Is in the secret service and: 
arrests the man. 

The cafe set held panels and an alcove- 
whleh could be reversed, but something broke- 
during rehenranla and the stunt couldn't he- 
used. Tn the alcove was a Jazr band (hidden 
until reversed > and they furnl-hed the musle* 
fcr Frisco, who. with his "heater" (cigar), 
offered his peculiar "lazz dance." The nnm- 
ber went over well, the Chicago stepper win- 
ning two encores. 

Bovle and Brarll were prnplected Into the 
proceedings by filling in a flr«t act wait, but 
thev did not thereafter appear. Harrv and 
Anna Pevmonr were present also. Thev did 
not work a« a team and outside of Miss Sey- 
m«"r's numN»r In "one." In the first art. In 
whl^h she did an Impression of Grace La Rue, 
neither had anvthlng to do. Harry had Just 
two lines In the show. 

There Is ennngh In a production way and 
the chorus Is up to the mark for such a 
show, six prettv ponies especially standing 
ont. As Leon Frrol staged the plee* more 
rinpr'ng C0"'d nnve bc»n exn»«eted erd mere 

would be welcomed. The east, enriched by 
several much-needed players. It may get 
over. Tt Is apparent tbe producers knew what 
the trnnhle was and they may shope the «how 
for success. 7oc». 

SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Business leaped up with Cbristmns. the 
week between the two holidays nrovingr 
a comparative honnnra almost all alonjr 
the line. The notable exception was the 
Pnssme Show, not pood enoneh for the 
hieh prices from the start, which limped 
and had some licM houses, even on the 
star nicht. For New Year's eve this at- 
traction came to its senses and reduced 
to S2 for the midnight show. 1e*s than the 
regulation rates for its niehtly admission, 
after the advance sale failed to advance. 
Thi* comnany departs Tan. 6. 

"The Gypsy Trail" pot phenomenal no- 
tices and looks like a hit. hnt failed to 
develop financial streneth in keeninp with 
its apparently favorable impression. Jane 
Cowl, never before regarded as a star in 
these parts, gave the Grand onera house 
the biecest business of the season 
and iooks good for a fat stay. Kolb 
and Dill were properly burned un bv the 
reviewers, and started 01T with a sprained 
foot, but business began nickimr un toward 
New Year's, and there was a $1,500 house 
in Siindav night. 

"The Follies," with a capacity week be- 
hind it. over $40,000 in the treasury 
through tnk<'n.g? and advance sales, $100,- 
000 in all certain from the scalpers, re- 
fused to do a second show Dec. 31, turn- 
ing down $5,000 sure money. 

"The Drat" is doing practically capacity 
business and the other shows are all get- 
ting proportionate shares of the current, 
though perhaps transitory, prosperity 
wave. 






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BILLS NEXT WEEK (JANUARY 7) 

In Vaudeville Theatres 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

Agencies hooking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as u Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit; "U B O," United Booking Offices; "W V M A," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago); "P," Pantages Circuit; "Loew," Marcus Loew Circuit: "Inter," Interstate 
Circuit (booking through VV. V. M. A.); "Sun," Sun Circuit; "A H," Ackerman A Harris 

(Snn Frdncisco). , L1 u 1L . ,„ , . . . * , _., * «■_ , 

SPECIAL NOTICE— The manner in which these bills are printed does not indicate the rela- 
tive importance of acts nor their program positions. 



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Jiiuiuy uuaaey Co 
fr'iuuaguu 4t Edwards 
\uuie 4i Cygl 
Vtrigut 4t Lieltrlch 
Duiiu* broil 
toiour Cieuis 

uOIai* (ubo) 
J:\lwurU b Kevue 
iiirojttu Tiuiborg 
Kiuioeriy «i Arnold 

Wealuu A Wheeler 
how bid 4c wane 
Purtati 4t Peru 

liuiiunuo 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Great JoUusod 
Murray 4t Love 
liou.-ca 4i La Veil* 
Je«tueile Cbilds 
Mu»icul Spiilers 
Ninuou Duo 
C «t a McDonald 
Frank Muiiuue 
Kawbou 4i June 

2d balf 
Lowe a s>n«riiog 81a 
bctiepoe's Circub 
CUub AKboff 
boiicuiiuu Life 
Girl wub Liu. Harp 
"The biout" 
Wurd 4i Cullen 
('l*o to Ull) 

ViciultiA (loew) 
Brobiub 4t browa 
Kuiuoier Sl-ters 
Flunk Kbtiou 
"ibe Mollycoddle" 
Luue 4i ^uii Lb 
beutrlce Morclle 

2d half 
6aratos 1 roupe 
Clurk 6 Wood 
Couroy A U, Uonnell 
John U Totteu Co 
furrow 
bei y uce Opera Co 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Adams & Mangle 
Nelboo Slaters 
Lilli*u Wui*on 
"Lincoln o( U 3 A" 
Fruuu:> At Kennedy 
Zeuo Jordan Zeuo 

I'd bulf 
Tbe SkmHIu* 
Irene '1' revel le 
liernard At Meyers 
beat nee Mortlle 
Adrian 
BruMus A Drown 

CRKLLEY (loew) 
Muhoney At Auhuro 
Lowe & Spur ling Sis 
Irene Trevelte 
Slmiinou 4i Auois 
Adrian 
Peg bremen Rro 

I'd balf 
Marguerite 4i Henley 
Lony Nase 

Will A: Mary Roscrs 
"N'otoi lou-t Delpbiue" 
Frank Mullnne 
Gliding O'Meurai 
' iJhl.AM'KV tlucw; 
A ft G LeRoy 
llud-oii Mini li Hudson 
Robinson's linlxjous 
llunier K Godirry 
Loruthy Hun ou Co 
Will .v Mary Kogera 
Sarutoa Troupe 

•Jd half 
Nippon l»uo 
Anger A King Sis 



El Cota 
"Expansion" 
Ferguson A Bunder- 

Ibud 
Dene a Caroa 
(uue to iiil> 

NATIONAL (10«W) 
Tokal Jap* 
Clara 4c Wood 
"ibe bcout" 
boobe 4i kelson 
btUeppe ■ Circus 

24 bull 
Mabooey a Auburn 
Niva Verga 
Liiuao Kingsbury Co 
New Turnkey 
Zeuo JoiUuu Zeno 

OKPUEUM (loew) 

Peppiuo a Ferry 

Lony Nube 

FeiiueU a Tynon 

Jouu b Totieu Co 

"New Turuaey" 

Tbe Keuellu* 
^d balf 

Tokal Juya 

Kuupp 4i Cornelia 

Lveiyu Cuuuiugbam 

C a 6 Mcbouuid 

Bbernian Vuu Hyman 

Kuwtou a Juue 

(Uue to Oil) 

buiLtVAiiU (loew) 

Overboil a Young 

Nic* Verga 

Cora a Uobert Simp- 
son 

Sberuian Van Hyman 

Uelle a Caron 
2d balf 

Dell Tbazer a Dro 

Fcuuell a Tvaou 

boroiby buriou Co 

Gruce De Winters 

Mubical bpiilers 
AVE b (loew) 

Adouib & Dog 

"Apple blobboua Time" 

Duwbou a browuiug 

(iwo to Oil) 

2d ball 

Hill A bertiua 

Ocluvo 

"Love in Suburbs" 

(Two to 1111) 

llruuklya 

ORPliEc.u (ubo) 

(ltttb Aiinivertiary) 

(Time-table billing) 

4 Jdtuiiaa 

F r ancea A Ross 

Nazurro Troupe 

b«»n croft 4b broske 

Great Lester 

bob tMutibews Co 

li^WoK Girls 

Pully a luglls 

Will red Clarke Co 

Harry Fox 

'ibe Vivians 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
Cluyluu a Mo!>eoui's 
Heriuoiic Sboue Co 
Furoer Girlb 
Du\e llotb 

MiMabou & Cbappelle 
V clcb a Minstrels 
brc-eu Family 
A('eline Frauds 
E:'.dy Uuo 
(Oue to fill) 

biJUU (loew) 
Tbe Zuuaroa 
Evelyu (Juuuinghnm 
FerKuson A buudcr- 

lu nd 
Jo r row 

"Noiorlous Dclphlne" 
Kuapp a Cornelia 

-'d balf 
Ovandos 

Rauililer Shtcrs 
Jeuni'lie Cbilds 
Shannon a Annls 
Lee a Crunntou 
Hubert Uyor Co 

1>U KALI! (loew) 
The Skatelles 
Drown a 1 ribble 
lli'iiry Frey 
Lillian Kingsbury Co 
Ward a Cullen 
Hubert I'yer Co 

2d half 
Adams At Mangle 
Hudson Smith Hudson 
buddy iJoyle 
".Money or Vour Life" 
boblte A Nolsnn 
Uol'iii!*on s Ll.ihnons 
I'AI.AI'K UocWj 

J a J f;ib«on 
E .1 Moore 
"The .lob" 
G rii re he Winters 
Temple 4 

I'd half 
DcnnlnKton a Scott 
"Apple Uio-som 'I line" 
Elmore & (ark-ton 
(Two to All) 



PULTON (lotw) 
Sterling Rove 3 
Bernard ft Meyers 
"Money or Your Life" 
Ellnore ft Csrleton 
Glldlug O'Mearas 

2d bnlf 
Overhott A Young 
Lillian Wafon 
"Lincoln of U 3 A" 
Lone A Smilb 
Tbe Kenellu* 

WARWICK (loew) 
Hill A Dertlna 
Octnvlo 
li-bree to All) 

2d half 
J A J Glbnon 
Nelson Slbiert 
Temple 4 
(Two to fill) 

Alhnny, M. Y. 

PROCTOR S (ubo) 

(Troy uplil) 

J»l halt 
Frank Shields 
8 Southerner* 
Roach A McCurdy 
"bonfire Old Empires" 
Sylvln Clark 
DeWItt Durns A Tor 
(Tbe Cohoes play 
Troy 2d balf only) 

Allen<«»«vnt Pa. 

ORPHEITM (ubo) 
The Shottucks 
Arthur Pickens Co 
Frank Pobson 
MlKbisslppl Mlssat 
(Oue to nil) 

2d half 
Pope A Uno 
Grade A Rcrks 
Tom Darry 

Ward >Vllson A J 
(Oue to A!l) 



2d balf 
2 Walters 
Muriihy A Klein 
Frankle Rice 
Dud A Nellie Helm 
6 Violin Beauties 

Aonura, N. Y. 
JEFFERSON (ubo) 
Rubini A Martini 
"Modiste Revue" 
Dennett A O'brlen 
Tuuuellc 3 
(One to Oil) 

2d balf 
O'Brien bros 
Cameron Clemens Co 
Jay Raymond 
C llaiiKon A VU 4 
(One to fill) 

Aniruata, Ol. 
GRAND (ubo) 
(Macon split) 
lHt half 
Keeley bros Co 
Cunningham A Marlon 
Cas*on A Sherlock 81a 
Jack Marley 
Bradley A Ardlne 

MODIESKA (loew) 
2 Walters 
Murphy A Klein 
Frankle Rice 
Dud A Nellie Helm 
ft Violin Deautles 

2d balf 
8 Altkens 
Hlnkel A Mae 
Han* Hanke 
Douglai Family 
(One to Oil) 

llnltlmore 
MARYLAND (ubo) 
Lady Duff Gordon Co 
Grace DeMar 
Ktrn A Oavla 
A Sullivan Co 



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Alexanilrla, I<a. 

RAFIDES (ubo) 
Ihi half 
Alfred Farrell Co 
Hedges A Hedges 
JAM llarkius 
Margaret Farrell 
(One to Oil) 

Altoonn, Pn. 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Harris A Lyman 
"Oh You Jazz land" 
(Three to Oil) 
2d balf 
Reno 

Valentine Vox 
Crawrord's Rerue 
(Two to Oil) 

Alton. 111. 

HIPP (wva) 
Watson A Little 
Eadie A Riiru*dell 

2d half 
Jones A Johnson 
Vine A Temple 

Amntrrdnm, N. Y. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Hill X- Uerlina 
Kathryn Klare 
C Hanson a Vil 4 

-'J balf 
Georgia Eniinct 
Cook A Rolhert 
"Hello Japan" 

AnncondH, Mont. 
DLL'EblRD (ab-wva) 

(•5) 
(Same bill playing 

Hipp. Spokans, D) 
CUT Dailey Duo 
Pnvls A Walker 
Stanley A Gold 
Mr A Mr-» S Payne 
Dlllle bowama 
Houg Kong Troupe 
Aflnnfn 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(DlrmiiiRhnm split) 
1st half 
Van A belle 
Skipper A Ka§trup 
"Ja/./.y Night Mure" 
Ashley & Allraan 
Cyp'-y Singers 

CKAMi I Inrw) 
I Ii'i fii Moraiti 
Herron & Arusman 
Jenk- R Allen 
Penn Trio 
(One to Oil) 



D*-nny A Woods 
Ld Dowllng 
Lewis A White 
v*rn Sablna Co 
AUDITORIUM (ubo) 
(Filling in "dark" 
week— this week only) 
Grace La Rue 
DiWolf Girls 
Dorec's Celebrities 
llpwthome A Anthony 
Hartman A Varady 
Models De Luxe 
Roger Gray Co 

HIP (loew) 
Helen Jack ley 
8 Morlarty Sisters 
Chabot A Dixon 
Ed word Farrell Co 
Andrew Kelly 
Stylish Steppers 

Battle Creek. Mich. 

DIJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Kalamazoo split) 
1st unlf 
The Van Camps 
Nip A Tuck 
Dorothy Hays Co 
Demarest A Collette 
Monalua Sextet 

IIIIHnKM..Mnnt. 

DADCOCK (ab-wva) 

(10) 
Willie Karbe 
Kimball A Kcnnlth 
Arthur A Leah Delia 
Tate's Motoring 
Niobe 

(13) 
Irving A Montrose 
Nelson Dann A De 
D Kelly Forest 
3 Halgs 

• 

ninahamton, N. Y. 

STONE O II (ubo) 
Olson A Johnson 
(Four to Mil) 

2d half 
Eddie Montrose 
Connors A lluyck 
Ragtime Dining Car 
(Two to Oil) 

Dlrmlnuhnm, /.la. 

LYKIC (ubo) 
(Atl.mta Kpllt) 
l.-t half 
Hendricks A Padula 
Ed wurd Marshall 
Evu Taylor Co 



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Helea Ely Co 
Aaabl Troupe 

UIJOU (lotw) 
Pa rah ley 

Duffy A Montague 
Holmes A LaVare 
Geo Poaeoer 
4 Martclls 

2d half 
Lane A O'Donnell 
Howard A Sadler 
Conrad A Joanna 
Bddle Foyer 
4 Renee Sisters 

niooinlaartoB, Til. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
'Taradlae Valley" 

2d balf 
Gaston Palmer 
Hager A Ooodwla 
B Merry Malda 
Electrical V«uua 
(One to All) 

Bontosi 

KEITH a (ubo) 
Era Tangyay ' 
Cimcroo 8lstera 
Dooley A 8a lea 
Jaa C Morton Co 
Morton A Klare 
ProHper A Marat 
Alts McFaydoo 
Dong Pong Girl Co 
Wilson Aubrey Co 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Asakl Duo 
Maud Tiffany 
Tyler A Crollua 
Jefsle Haywood Co 
Cardo A Noll 
Johnson Howard Lla 

2d balf 
Wol ford's Dogs 
8linmona A olmmons 
Win Pliikham Co 
Mabel Hariier Co 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 
Lew Cooper Co 
Leo Zarrell Duo 
8T JAMES (loew) 
Bob Tip Co 
Art Smith 
John O Sparks Co 
University 4 
G lea Hon s A OUoull- 
haa 

2d half 
Stephen Sisters 
Robinson A Dewey 
"What Really Hap" 
Gorman Dros 
Clarke's Hawallans 

Brlrijceport, Coasi. 

POLl'8 (ubo) 
Burkes A Kendall 
McCormlck A Dough- 
erty 
Wlllard A Wilson 
Regan A Renard 
J on la Hawallans 

2d half 
Blssett A Scott 
Schoen A Walton 
Johnny Eckert Co 
Tbe Duttons 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Tbe Newmans 
Van Orden A Fallows 
(One to HID 

2d balf 
Ed A Helen La Nole 
Na*b A Evans 
Kelly A Morel la 

Buffalo 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Seymour Drown Co 
Maude Earl Co 
Wo Iter Weems 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Violet Desaon Co 
Lewis A Leopold 
Fink's Mules 

OLYMPIC (Sun) 
Klpp A Klppy 
Domes A barto 
L Mortimer Co 
Mitchell Grlswold A If 
"Eight Dlack Dots" 

LYRIC (sun) 
Julia Edwards Co 
Connors A Edna 
Goldle A Mnck 
Montana Five 
J F Clarke 

Butte. Most. 
PANTAGES ip) 
(1117) 
Tbe Frescotts 
"bacbelor Dinner" 
Minettl A Sedilll 
Musical Kuehns 
Wllklns A Wllklns 
PEOPLES-HIPP 
(ab-wva) 
(«) 
(Same bill playing 
plueblrd, Anaconda. 
0) 
Jess A Dell 
billy Kllgarde 
Royal Italian 
Del Vecchlo Co 
Downs A Gomes 
8 Alexs 

Cnlsrary 
ORPHEUM 
Cnrus A Comer 
brrnle A Raker 
booth by A Evordeen 
Altruism 
Seima brants 
Stan St nu ley Co 

PANTAGES (p) 
Sflnrr Trio 
Countess Verona 
Mile Kleury 
Lawrence Johnston Co 
H:Jton A La/.ar 
bi.ly King Co 



CaaaAesi. If. J. 

TOWERS (ubo) 
2d half (S-o) 
Keno A Wagner 
Frouk King 
••Childhood Days" 
Kramer A Kent 
"You JasslaudV 

Canton, O. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Pier lot A 8co0eld 
Mr A Mrs Norcross 
"MemorleH" 
Sam Lelbert Co 
Pletro • 

Casting Campbells 

Cedar llaplda. In. 

MAJESTIC (wra) 
Polley A Massimo 
Cal Dean A 8or Girls 
"Mima America" 
(Two to Oil) 

2d halt 
Ed A Irene Lowry 
"Merry-Go- Rouud" 

Champalara. Ill* 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Willie MUselm Co 
Wilton Sitters 
••Prospcrliy" 
Pst Barren 
Will J \Vsrlh41rls 

2d half 
Swan A 8wsn 
Henry A Moore 
Chief Elk Co 
Christie A Bennett 
Baker A Mag Clrla 

Cbnrleaton, 8. C. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Columbia s^lll) 

1st hslf 

Aubrey A Rich 

Rev Frenk Gorman 

Pete A Pels 

(Two to Oil) 

Charleston, W. Va. 

PLAZA (snn) 
"Suffrsgetle Revue" 

2d half 
Musical Stock Co 

Charlotte. .«*. C. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Roanoke split) 

1st half 

Maria 

"Fashion Shop" 
La France A Kennedy 
(Two to. fill) 

Chattanooga 

RIALTO (ubo) 
(Knox vIDe split) 
1st bslt 
The Mclntyres 
Bernlvicl bros 
Long A Ward 
Bwor A Avery 
7 Bractr« 

LYRIC (loew) 
Lane A O'Donnell 
Howard A Sadler 
Conrsd A Jeanne 
Eddie Foyer 
4 Renee Sisters 

2d half 
Helen Morattl 
Herron A Arnsman 
Jenks A Allen 
Penn Trio 
(One to All) 

Chlengro 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
E Corrlgsn Co 
"Reckless Eve" 
M'.lt Collins 
Frankle Heath 
Joe Towle 
Art beautiful 
Kltner HawksleyAMe 
G Nelsons 

PALACE (orph) 
E Nenblt Co 
McKay A Ardlne 
Al Herman 
"Night Boat" 
Fitzgerald A Sennla 
Horn A Ferris 
Rouble Rlmms 

AVENUE (wva) 
Swan A Swan 
Neville A Drock 
Zebu I Ion 
Julian Hall 
Myral A Delmar 

2d half 
Muslcsl Hunters 
Ruth Fdell 
Napolean 
Clarence Wilbur 
(One to nil) 

KEDZIE (wva) 
Tbe Zlras 
Weber Deck A F 
Kingsbury A Munson 
Whltlleld-lreland 
Electrical Venus 

2d half 
Saxon A Clinton 
"Flirtation" 
Nell McKlnley 
Wel^e Troupe 
(One to nil) 

WINDSOR (wtr) 
Dlack A O'Donnell 
Madle Del.onir 
Topen A C.i neva 
(Two to flii I 

2d half 
Wilson A WINon 
Deemnn A Anderson 
(Three to nil) 

1.INWH.N (wva) 
Drn Preley Co 
Rxiy Snow 
(Three to nil) 

2d half 
Walter 8 Howe Co 



HOTEL APPLBTON 

SAM PftANClSCO 

(West to aleaeae Theatre) 



Austin A Bailey 
"Smart Shop" 
(Two to nil) 

WILSON (wva) 
Morgan A We leer 
DAB Morgan 
Moore George 
Belbinl A Grovlnl 

2d half 
Herberts Beeson 
Dlack A O'Donnell 
Kingsbury A Munson 
Julian Hall 
Zlg-Zsg Rev 

AMERICAN (wva) 
Miller A Lawrence 
Welter S Howe Co 
Ous Erdman 
Simpson A Dean 
"Smart Shop" 
(Oue to nil) 

2d half 
"After the Party" 
Ben Deely Co 
Ray Snow 
(Three to nil) 
NORTH HIPP (wva) 
Martin Dros 
Lamey A Pearson 
Pi pa fax A Panlo 
Harvey DeVere 3 
Peerless Potters 
"Tbe Unexpected" 
Apollo Quintet 
Cbeyenno Days 
Mellno Twins 
(Five to nil) 
McVICKKR'8 (loew) 
Billy Elliott 
Cblnese Quartet 
Webber A Elliott 
Owen McGlveny 
Fisher A Gllmora 
"Notion's Perli" 
Act Deautlful 
Lyrlca 

Rice Elmer A Tom 
(One to nil) 

Clnrlnnntl 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Heras A Preston 
Venlta Gould 
7 Honey boys 
"Dream Fantasies" 
Kenny A 1 loll In 
"Peacock Alley" 
Brendel A Rert 
Merian's Dogs 



DROADWAY (sun) 
Mlzpah Selbinl 
Walm.-iey A Leigh ton 
Royal Court 
Jack Rtddy 
Rockies* Trio 

Da Una, Tea. 

MAJfalsTIC (Inter) 
Darto A Sliva 
HufTord A Chain 
Oeorgle Kitrle Co 
Juliette Dlka 
Morgan Dancers 
Watts A Storey 

Danville. III. 

PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
Winifred Dullola 
Doyle A Elaine 
Jock Gardner Co 
Harry Adler 
Long lark Sam Co 

2d half 
Willie Missiem Co 
Moore A Ge<irge 
Tom Dbv|h Co 
Chan Wilson 
Tom Linton Girls 

Dtiveii|iort, la. 

COLUMlilA (wva) 
Billy Klnkaid 
Duulay A Merrill 
M Muntttoinery 
Irving GoHler 
Dau Sin rman Co 

I'd bnlf 
"Pared Ue Valley" 

Day ton, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Australian McLeans 
Adulr A Adclphl 
Dert Melrose 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
Bullie Fisher Co 
Whiilng A Durt 

Deontur. III. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Kel«o Uros 
A Mchol>on 3 
"The Slacker" 
Yates A Reed 
Girl In the Moon 

VM half 
Chas MitJoods Co 
Maldle beLong 
Eadie A Uuuiaden 



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KEITHS (ubo) 
Elsie Janls Co 
Ellnore A Williams 
George Kelly Co 
Marie Fiugibbons 
Princess Kalama Co 
Jack LaVler 
4 bards 
(One to fill) 

MILES (miles) 
Singer's Midgets 
Snooksle Taylor 
La Do I ne 
Adlnova Co 
Smith A Kaufman 
"What Hap to Ruth" 

PRISCILLA (sun) 
Baker Tripp A Allen 
Bundy A Fields 
Haley A Haley 
Bertha Goergbt 
Martin A Courtney 
"Richard tbe Great" 

ColumMn, H. V. 

PASTIME (ubo) 
(CbarU-Hion split) 
1st half 
LaMont A Wright 
Hkkinan bros 
Powell Family 
(Two to fill) 

Colnmhnn 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Gene Green Co 
"Married Via Wlre- 

k'sa" 
Warren A Tcmplcton 
Mellta Ronronl 
Una Clayton Co 
Raymond A O Connor 
Mr Hi Mr« C, Wilde 
La/nr A Dale 
Heleu Lt-a(.ii Co 

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Warren A Conley 
Hawaiian Serenade 

Denver 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 

Sophie Tucker Co 

Fruuk Wealpbal 

Raymond Wilbcrt 

Mr A Mrn Melbourne 

lUrt Hughes Co 

bcrt baker Co 

ben Linn 

PANTAGES (p) 

"Dream of Orient" 

Claudia Coleman 

The YouiiKers 

Hcey A Lee 

'All Wrong" 

Goldberg 6t Wayne 

DtLuxe Musical 4 

Ilea Mo I nea 

ORPH EL .VI 
(Sunday opining) 
T"ixle l l 'riKau/.u, Co 
Chung llwa 4 
V & i: Stanton 
Mchonuld A Rowland 
I'M nn Co 
H hi Inn ti Clifton 
Saiub 1'uddiii Co 

Detroit 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Hello linker 
Joe .I/kI. -on 
Lee Kolilm.tr Co 
bi'iinee iVi ll.iinl 
Fklyn Ard.ll Co 
.'I (Thunii* 
Nolan A Nolan 
.'{ .hi lint 

ORPIILTM (miles) 
I'yeiio Ja|is 
bin ke A. I larrls 

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NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

UUlftl Preoe*tatIna, First Appearance 

or Reappearance la or Aroaad 

New York 



LittU Billy (Riverside). 
-Hit the Trail- (Riverside). 
Frances Kennedy (Colonial). 
Orth end Cody (Colonial). 
Kimberly end Arnold (New Act), 

(Royai). 

Weston end Wheeler (Royal). 
Howard and White (Royal). 
Julian Eltinge (Palace). 
Stella Mayhew (Palace). 
Jack Clifford and Co. (Palace). 
Hobart Bosworth end Co. (Palace)^ 



Robert Edeson end Co. (2). 
"Pearls" (Dremetic). 

20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Interior). 
Riverside. , 

The second playlet offered in vaude- 
ville by Mr. Ldeson this season, the 
first being "Flying Arrow," seen sev- 
eral months ago. In the latter act the 
legitimate player did an Indian char- 
acter, hi the present turn he does a 
high-toned cracksman in evening togs. 
There is nothing in "Pearls" that tests 
Mr. Edeson's histrionic ability, yet it 
affords him a vehicle. It might do that 
for almost any one since W. N. Law- 
rences' sketch leaves the audience to 
guess which one of three crooks will 
gain possession of the famous Rose- 
berry pearls, supposed to be worth half 
a million. Business of switching the 
valuable string and substituting a 
phoney is worked by all three until the 
final denouement. Mr. Edeson as the 
burglar enters the bachelor apartments 
of one Koseberry, verifies the- latter is 
out of town by calling his club and 
then proceeds to open the safe. While 
at work a second-story worker enters, 
Edeson hiding behind the curtains. The 
second crook starts drilling the safe 
when in happens a girl who mistakes 
the second cracksmen for the butler 
and orders him to get her a drink. 
Edeson then as Roscberry walks in on 
the girl, who explains that she doesn't 
know Koseberry, but came to his apart- 
ment as a lark. She also says she has 
never been kissed. The gentleman 
orders the "butler" around as if every- 
thing was all right and finally tells him 
to procure the pearls from the safe, 
the girl saying she would just love to 
see them. The "butler" finds the safe 
open to his astonishment and after the 
girl admires them Edeson places them 
in a small metal table box, switching an 
imitation string for them. Whilst his 
back is turned the girl removes the 
string, places the pearls in an urn on 
the mantle and substitutes her own 
string of phonies. In time the common 
crook pulls the same trick and is ap- 
parent^ in possession of the genuine 
jewels. The girl consents to kiss the 
gentleman crook, and removes his 
watch while the gent matches her by 
purloining her purse. When she is gone 
the second-story man remarks on the 
girl's "Liking" ways and asks the price 
for the real pearls. Edeson offers $1,000 
and money and jewels are exchanged. 
Then the gentleman crook discovers a 
letter to Koseberry on the table read- 
ing that substitute string of pearls had 
been made up at his request and that 
the originals were in a safety deposit 
box. Tins le~ds the second-story man 
to say that he had the thousand dollars 
anyhow and the curtain comes when 
Edeson taunts him to "try and spend 
it." There are one or two bright lines 
and a laugh or so. hut otherwise it's a 
matter ol who's got the pearls Dorothy 
Arthur ; ud John Robb are the assist- 
ing jihyers. The set may or may not 
belong *o the house, it was quite ordi- 
nary if provided especially. The plot 
somc/i w has a familiar ring. Jbee. 

The Third Avenue and the 14th 
Street theaters are dark. The alibi as 
j.! ven this week for their closing was 
"no coal." Both houses have had fluc- 
tuating policies, with none adopted of 
late panning out. 



Mclly King. 

Songs and Impersonations. 

IS Mins.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

Molly O won in a walk, talk, song 
and dance. The years she spent in the 
realm of the silver sheet were vaude- 
ville's loss. Miss King is assisted in 
her act by a piano accompanist. She 
introduces her vaudeville debut lyric- 
ally, and hands her former means of 
livelihood some intelligent raps. "You 
mean more to me than the $50,000 a 
week they used to give me," she tells 
the audience, and she says it as if 
she means it. Assuimng that she only got 
$25,11)0 a week in the cinema business, it 
is a great compliment to vaudeville. 
Miss King then sings a song entitled 
"Love a la King." It is a clever ditty, 
and she puts it over nicely. There- 
after the crstuliile Pathe star confines 
her act to imitations. She gives her 
impressions of Ethel Barrymore, Eddie 
Foy, Anna Held, Gaby Deslys, Irene 
Castle and others. All her mimicry is 
done wj.h spirit and fidelity. In her 
offerings the former picture celebrity 
weais one gown, and that a delight- 
ful creation. Her act was received 
with great gusto, and she took several 
bows and made a modest littl. speech. 

Sluing. 



Con Conrad. 
Pianolog. 
13 Mins.; One. 
5th Avenue. 

Rushed into the Tuesday night bill 
at the Fifth Avenue, Con Conrad, with 
a pianolog, was furnished with all of 
his setting excepting a special drop 
he is said to carry. The setting is a 
table, phone and parlor lamp, besides 
a concert grand piano. Someone calls 
Conrad on the phone before he starts 
his turn, and he answers, saying he 
will play for the person later that 
evening if his acts gets over In the 
theatre, and he will phone him later 
about that. But at the finish Mr. Con- 
rad not only neglected to tell the per- 
son how his act had done, thereby 
making the phone prop useless, but 
he would not take an encore although 
the applause warranted a couple. The 
pianolog runs along quite well for a 
man who plays, talks and sings, Con- 
rad doing all three, besides giving an 
imitation of a parlor entertainment in 
a Jewish family in an uptown apart- 
ment. This would always be certain 
for a laugh. He can play the piano 
well, in several ways, and docs, with- 
out falling off the stool or banging 
down the cover, but he seeks to en- 
courage the gallery to whistle, also 
clap its hands, and looks up there in 
an appealing way, much as the late 
Melville Ellis was wont to do. How- 
ever, Mr. Conrad, even with his mus- 
tache, seems possessed of a single piano 
act that is going to carry him along. 
Granting the improvement that will 
come with playing (not the piano). Mr. 
Conrad should be able to go right along 
on the big time. It must be staled that 
there shall be no error that he's a 
regular fellow, in looks, work and talk. 

Hi me. 



Renee Florigny. 

Fianiste. 

12 Mins.; One. 

To those versed in music Renee 
Florigny will appeal, but to the general 
vaudeville audience she will he some- 
what over their heads. Miss Florigny is 
a rather plump brunet. who makes an 
announcement in French preceding 
each of her selections. On the program 
were three compositions listed, hut she 
played but two, playing a minuet as 
an encore. The first was parapliasing 
"Rigolette," very well executed and 
earning slight applause. An arrange- 
ment of "Lucia (!e Lammerrr.oor" tor 
the left hand only was rather a brilliant 
performance and by far the showiest. 
The two numbers consumed about ten 
minutes, the minuet filling in the re- 
mainder. At the conclusion there were 
several very heavy handed applauders 
on the job. but the majority of the 
audience failed lo evidence approval. 

Fred. 



Edith Taliaferro Jb Co. 

"Snow White of China" (Comedy. 
Drama). 

20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set- 
Exterior). 
A pretty playlet that just suits the 

daintiness of Edith Taliaferro, its star. 

The author was not listed during the 

preliminary try-out of the piece, and 

while the writer has strung together a 

tale of the Orient in something off a 
marterl; manner, there is no novelty to 
the story which more often than not 
suggests a rehash of many comic opera 
plcts. But there is no music in this 
sketch. It's comedy drama with a 
couple of good real laughs during the 
playing, though these are not openly 
striven for. Miss Taliaferro is the 
young daughter of a Chinese minister 
(state). She has received an education 
at an English seminary and returns 
home in love with a young man she met 
while away. He follows her, to ask 
her father's permission to wed. Snow 
White as the daughter is called, breaks 
the news to her "Honorable Father" in 
the garden of their home. The minister 
(and he may have been a Prime one, as 
he is a prime actor), refuses consent 
and recites Jie fate of another Chinese 

?;irl. a Princess, who unwisely loved a 
oreigncr. The daughter wishes her 
father to grant entrance to her sweet- 
heart tl.ot he may make his own plea. 
When the father leaves the garden to 
decide that proposition, the young man 
himself vaults over the back wall pro- 
ceeding to protest his adoration, but is 
plared in custody upon the minister's 
unannounced return for invading the 
gardens without leave. The boy is 
take., into tl.j house and the minister, 
fully determined to end the romance 
on the spot, is about to settle upon the 
best course when the boy's mother un- 
ceremoniously enters, wants to know if 
she is loo late and voices a frank oppo- 
sition to her son's union with an 
"Oriental." This in turn angers the min- 
ister, who confesses the girl is his 
adopted child, the daughter of two 
English people killed in a Chinese mas- 
sacre many years before, he having 
known the family but contriving only 
to save the child at that time. 1 Its 
fatherly love for the girl wa* his plea 
for the secrecy concerning her birth. 
The story is then deftly worked out to 
a pleasing conclusion with a little 
throat-tingling sentiment intermingled. 
The company is billed as an all-star 
cast, and for vaudeville there are two 
star players in it — the star herself and 
her principal support, the father, an 
actor who handles dramatic lines in a 
manner to become an object lesson for 
artists who will have the good sense 
to listen to him when on the same bills. 
The remainder of the cast has been 
selected (not "engaged"). A Chinese 
servant with nothing but a wardrobe 
for a role secures the biggest taught 
merely through a grunting answer he 
returns to his master. Miss Talia- 
ferro makes a charming little Chinese 
miss in looks and playing. There is 
no vaudeville house "Snow White of 
China" cannot play to the guaranteed 
entertainment in a sweet and sympa- 
thetic way for any matinee or night 
audience. Simc. 



"The Coquette" (15). 

Tabloid. 

40 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

City. 

The best tabloid seen on a three-a- 
day bill. Scenery, principals, book and 
even chorus work with a snap and go 
that speaks well for the producer. 
Three male principals, two leading 
women, six girls and four chorus men. 
Knars of" laughter; two leading women 
sing better than well; the comedians 
land their laughs, and the book sparkles 
with wit ami humor. Toward the finish 
the story takes on a very Frenchy 
flavor ai d if handled less ctassily would 
become vulgar. There is more plot to 
this 40-minute tabloid than in most 
musical comedies that occupy an entire 
evening. Julo. 



Bancroft and Break* 
Songs and Talk. 
18 Mins.) One. 
Riverside. 

Last time out this season Octavia 
Eroske appeared in an operatic skit 
titled "Highwaymen,* which held three 
people. George Bancroft was not then 
billed, though he has appeared with 
Miss Broake for some time. In the 
present turn framed by Frank Fay, 
Miss Broake does a very femperamen- 
tal prima donna, with Bancroft as her 
manager whose duties include the care 
of her little white dog. Business of 
laying a carpet strip and care that 
"madam*" should not be compelled to 
tread the bare floor is made the basis 
for early but not wholly successful at- 
tempts at comedy. Later when the 
manager declares himself and the tem- 
peramental songstress shakes her icy 
sir, the couple fare much better. At 
the close both profess love for the 
other and then they make confessions 
—he, that he can sing, and she, that 
best of all she loves ragtime. This 
brings them to an exit with "Strutter's 
Ball," they employing a double lyric 
The couple are long on appearance, 
which counts considerably. the*. 



"A Woodland Romance" (2). 
18 Mins.; Fall Stage. 
Hamilton. 

**A Woodland Romance" it a two- 
people sketch somewhat on the "nut 1 
order that should prove acceptable lot 
the better small-time houses. The piece 
just abcut drags itself through and the 
real meat is lost on that account. The 
idea is very good, with the characters 
nicely carried by players with person- 
ality and voices. The set is ncvcl in its 
outline, showing a woodland scene, 
with the male member a supposed lun- 
atic and writer living in a hut in the 
trees. 1 he lighting eilccts are of ma- 
terial aid. 



Dawson and Browning (3). 
Singing, Talking and Musical. 
13 Mins.; One. 

Dawson and Browning (blackface). 
assisted by Dallas (colored), can travel 
the belter small-time circuits. Dawson 
was formerly with LeMaire and Daw- 
son, lie lately joined bill Drowning. 
They added Dallas, of harmonica fame. 
His playing was enjoyed and proved 
strong enough to bring the trio back 
for an encore. The early talk is rather 
loose, but draws continuous laughs. 



Fred Berren. 

Musical. 

14 Mins.; Two. 

Harlem O. H. 

Having dissolved partnership with 
his brother, Herman, Fred Barren has 
endeavored to get away from the ordi- 
nary violin single by an act that classi- 
fies for ;he bigger houses. The turn is 
set in "two" beiore plush hangings with 
the stage set consisting of a grand 
player piano, parlor lamps and a settee. 
Two selections upon the violin first, 
with a request then made to the audi- 
ence for any one to step upon the 
stage and accompany him upon the 
piano. Berrcn leads a supposed person 
upon the stage. Some timed rolls are 
set upon the piano and Fred talks to it 
as though it were human, answering in 
music such bits as he might play. It 
revolves into unexpectedly good com- 
edy, neatly delivered. Derren has a turn 
vaudeville can always use. 



Kelso end Arline. 

Songs and Talk. 

13 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Alan alio woman. Material sounds 
written to order. Exchange of patter, 
with man having some "fly" talk cap- 
itally handled. Special drop shows 
exterior of bungalow that has window 
which opens during the first song and 
permits the woman to gibe in effec- 
tively. Several changes by the woman. 
Turn well received. The man, with his 
light comedy mannerisms, holds it up 
with the talk away from the beaten 
path. Mark. 



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The Goldsn Bird (2). 

12 Mlns.| Foil St***. 

At-orfcau, Chicago. 

Golden-haired Hattie Kirchner could 
be a fine single act herself. Her 
handling of the violin is rarely beau- 
tiful and artistic With her accom- 
panist, she has an act for which big 
time should . accord a ready and wet- 
come place. Her accompanist is a bird 
—a wonderful canary. By whal peculiar 
methods the tiny songster has been 
trained to perform its vocal stunts is 
beyond reckoning. But the little canary 
is undoubtedly the best feathered 
fhowman (or is it show-woman?) in 
vaudeville. Dressed in a most fetching 
gown, Miss Kirchner comes out and 
does a violin solo. She plays The 
Spring Song." As the final notes fade 
out. the drop slowly rises. An echo of 
the last bar is heard. On the full stage, 
with a special setting representing an 
arbor, stands a golden cage, and within 
is the Golden Bird. With uncanny in- 
telligence, the bird shrills a most beau- 
tiful aceo.noaniment to the songs 
played by Miss Kirchner. The violin- 
ist* plays The Glow Worm* and other 
pieres, and the bird twitters its accom- 

Cnniment. Particularly effective was 
The Mocking Bird." Later Miss Kirch- 
ner comes down among the audience 
and on her instrument simulates the 
calls of various songbirds. The bird 
echoes back the imitations perfectly. 
The house succumbed absolutely to the 
witchery of the act. Swing. 



Ywoay. 



Violinist. 

11 Mins.i One. 

Ywaxy, a dark haired young man, in 
velveteen coat and corduroy trousers, 
plays a violin in an assumed dreamy 
manner at times, doing some eye-roll- 
ing when playing rags and with his 
best bit an imitation of the bagpipes. 
There isn't enough snap to the rou- 
tine. Ywaxy has tried to sharply con- 
trast it but doesn't thoroughly suc- 
ceed. It's merely a matter of the play- 
ing, plus any personality, and there is 
not an overabundance or the latter. It 
will depend quite some upon the posi- 
tion assigned the violinist for results 
and the earlier the better, unless he 
can evolve an act where his violin 
playing atone does not seem to drag, 
which it does now. He's a safer prop- 
osition on the small big time than 
elsewhere in that division. 



Josophino Lnnnnrt. 

Songs. 

11 MIns.; Ono. 

Young girl. Still in her teens. Good 
voice. Voluminous and best displayed 
en character songs. ' She did fairly well 
with a late ballad, but better with the 
popular sort of song. A characteriza- 
tion of an Italian woman voicing an 
opinion of her husband becoming an 
aviator was particularly well done. 
Miss Lenhart swings it like a veteran. 
She has a vaudeville future. Ifar/fc 



Nippon Duo. 

Songs, Musical and Acrobatic 

12 Mins.i Ono. 

Hamilton. 

Two men (Japs) render a few singing 
numbers in ordinary fashion, with a 
piano solo by the accompanist that 
proved likable according to the ap- 
plause. The singer might inject some 
animation. To close a bit of foot 
juggling atop the piano was shown, 
with the singer attend to it and appear- 
ing much more at home. 



Hudson, Smith and Hudson. 
Staffing and Dancing. 
11 Mins.i Ono. 
City. 

Two women and either a boy or a 
girl dressed in boy's clothing. Weak 
voices and no especial talent. Conven- 
tional and altogether unoriginal sing- 
ing and a bit of stepping. Small time. 



JuHo Ring and Co. (1). . 

"Dhrorcod" (Co mod y). 

15 Mina.t Ono (Spoclsi Drop). 

Julie Ring has a storied duolog, with 

t young man as one-half the turn. The 

talk, in the cross-fire class, occurs in 

the waiting room of a railroad station 

(special drop). A couple divorced meet 
as they are about to catch a late train 
for Long Island. The early chatter 
rather bright along familiar lines (re- 
garding why they married each other 
and what occurred during the four 
years until they separated), drops 
lamentable in the centre and never 
recovers. A rather palpable bit of con- 
versation is directed toward a picture 
and the talk regarding it is carried for- 
ward to the tag line, when the picture 
is seen to be that of a bulldog, al- 
though the impression conveyed is of 
a child. There is some business of re- 
turning trivial presents and the couple 
afterward finding immediate use for 
them, with a resolvf to journey to 
Long Island anyway, there to be re- 
married by a Justice of the Peace. At 
moments early the dialog held some 
brilliancy and had that been continued 
there would be chance for this turn 
on the big time. As an act. however, 
it is hardly above small time and per- 
haps could make the small big time. 
The turn is not aided noticeably by its 
interpreters. They just deliver it. The 
quips about marriage and why have 
been pretty thoroughly threshed on all 
the time for comedy points. It's now 
more a matter of the personalities be* 
Hcd it. Blme. 



Mme. JowoB's Manikins. 

"Circus Day In ToylaneV 

11 MIns.; Foil Stags. 

Palace. 

Mme. Jewell has something new in 
manikin work in a "Circus Day at Toy- 
land." It is doing circus acts with the 
little figures on the ends of strings. 
There are wire walkers, bareback 
riders, dancers and "animal acts,** a 
woman (manikin) trainer entering with 
three manikin lions. This is a marked 
departure in this line, and the sem- 
blance of an animal is well carried 
out. It makes the turn more interest- 
ing, especially for the children, also 
for adults. Nicely mounted, the act is 
attractive, and the circus ring back- 
ing gives it a variation that would al- 
most make a new turn by itself. Some 
of the old manikin tricks are used, 
there is a stage within a stage setting 
with figures in the boxes at the side. 
At one time one of these figures (man) 
lights a cigar while another expec- 
torates. The expectoration should be 
taken out. If Mme. Jewell wants more 
comedy, she may easily obtain it by 
putting in an acrobatic strong act 
(manikin) and have them do impos- 
sible feats, a certain laugh getter, 
proven by humans, and which would 
just fit in here. The Jewel turn has 
a patriotic finish of some merit, also 
v/orked by strings, battleships, sub- 
merges, merchant ship and airship, 
the latter destroying a sub by dropping 
a bomb upon it. The act field in the 
crowd closing the show New Year's 
matinee at 5 p. m. at the Palace, and 
it could go into the body of a bill al- 
most anywhere, in some nouses closing 
the first half. Blme. 



Donovan and Murray. 

Singing and Talking Skit. 

13 Mins.s Ono. 

City. 

Two men, one at piano, with a sing- 
ing and talking skit, founded princi- 
pally on the "happy married life" as 
exemplified by the married man and 
being kidded about it by the other, a 
bachelor, who finally concludes to try 
the experiment of domestic bliss. They 
rianige to extract a considerable 
amount of humor from the trite sub- 
ject. Reasonably certain to please on 
a three-a-day program. /(/!«♦ 



Norine Coffey. 

"Norton o' the Movies." 

12 sains*! Singing. 

Rlalto, Chicago. 

Norine Coffey has a fetching novelty 
singing act Jt big-time class. Her 
appearance on the stage is preceded by 
a picture, in which is •hown the day s 
routine of Norine in a studio from toe 
time the alarm clock wakes her until 
the villain starts pursuing her. To- 
wards the end of the film reel Norine has 
an argument wjth the director and 
Slaps him in the face. She then 
starts to walk off. At this point the 
real Norine comes through a paper 
section o« the screen. The screen goes 
up and thereafter Miss Coffey works 
.before a handsome gray velvet drop. 
She sings "When I was a Star in the 
Movies, describing in song the trials 
and tribulations of -a-, movie actress. 
Her en' ranee is made in r. fetching 
riding habit, which she changes for a 
charminr p*rty frock for her other 
congs. Miss Coffey has appearance, 
stage presence and a delightful per- 
sonality. Her encore song Is "Just a 
Baby's Trayer at Twilight, which she 
does beautifully and sympathetically. 
She made a most favorable impres- 
sion, taking three bows. Smttg. 

Fantasia (2). 

Stereopttcotu 

8 Mins.i Full Stage. 

Riverside 

"Overture of Flowers and Forest" is 
the sub-billing for' Katharine Dana's 
novelty. This consists of projecting 
forest and woodland scenes on several 
thin scrim drops. One of these drops 
is just back of "one" and other is in 
"three" or "four." Projection by means 
of stereopticon apparently comes from 
the front (the regular picture booth) 
and from the stage rear, the latter 
source supplying the back scrim. Miss 
Dana appears between the two drops 
several times with song offerings. 
There is a clever flute player also ap- 
pearing in the "woods" offering his 
music to the god of the woodlands. 
For some reason the flutist plays one 
number in the wings and save the pic- 
tures there is stage bareness. By be- 
ing visible during the number that 
would be corrected. At the finish the 
trees in the back are afire with Miss 
Dana warbling the while in their midst. 
The lyrics could not be heard, however. 
Miss Dana is not possessed of anything 
rich in the way of voice. Bui the flute 
player sounds good and the act will 
pass as a novelty. A conductor is car- 
ried and programed too are an elec- 
trician and stage manager. Ibet. 



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"Tho Steamfittcra" (2). 

Songs. 

10 Mins.} Ono. 

Two men in working clothes, with 
a repertoire of suitable numbers well 
enough delivered to carry 1 them along. 
Both sing solos to the accompaniment 
of the other at the piano. Individually 
they have pleasing voices. 

The Parrines. 

Acrobatic and Rings. 

6 Mins.i Full Stags. 

City. 

Man and woman in neat routine of 
acrobatic, tumbling and ring work. The 
woman is small but splendiJJy built and 
does some good understanding to the 
topmounting of a much heavier part- 
ner. Good opening turn. /oio. 

Carria McManus. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.i Ono. 

City. 

Plump, mature woman with a very 
good voice ; sings a couple of popular 
ballads; then a number kidding her 
embonpoint: finishes with "imitation" 
of Emma Carus doing an Irish ditty, in 
which are interpolated a few \tty good 
Irish stories. Thrcc-a-dayer. ' /wo. 



Talking Juggler* 
liotlus^Oo*. 

If fred -Allen is his right name he 
should cKange it, and if Fred Allen 
isift fijs right name, some one should 
tell what it was, for this Fred Alien 
has copped and copped until he may 
think he has an act, but whit he has 
istSO<well known along the big-time 
routea that the very familiarity of it 
must push him back on the small time, 
even though he couM make the big 

..time, wnfeb he might have done five 
years ago. but five years ago he would 
not haye been able to cop what he has 
now. His first lift is the ventrfloqutal 
bit of Felix Adler's, but he's not the 
first to take that (and some of those 
who have taken Adler's ventriloquist 
business have debarred themselves for- 
ever from expecting' protection for 
anything of their own. if they ever 

.. secure anything original). Allen walks 
on with a dummy, and with stage hands 
and orchestra does what Ariier did so 
long and may still be doing, the only 
difference being Adler uses a trve 
dummy and Allen caries an actual 
dummy, with the stage hands working 
from behind the drons or in the first 
entrances. A real . nnonograph record 
U used for ant imitation* of a grapho- 
phone and Allen says it's an Edison. 

7 /*-#*« r he- juries, three or four; balls, 
talking meanwhile about knowing 
there some one is in 'front, but not 
Knowing where he is sitting, that he 
doesn't like applause, and that, when 
failing in one trick, informing the audi- 
ence the*y knew what he intended, 
which mav be recognised by Edwin 
George. A pair of wooden hands pro- 
jected from the wings applaud him, a 
couple of times, ana toward the. finish 
he says that as he can't take chances 
of his encore he will do the encore be- 
fore leaving. When departing some 
slides are thrown upon the curtain, 
with pictures of Washington and Wil- 
son, and. Alle'n bowing, while during 
.the act an assistant dressed as a stage 
hand rudely removes a screen, and 
„ there are other T)its around. Joe Cook 
might think were suggested by his act, 
if not more closely connected' with Ht 
.All/en's iron ball arid fur nip juggling 
nave been somewhat varied from 
ethers and could almost be termed new 
*ift these days, but he is merely a copy 
of other and better acts who have gone 
before him and will remain before, him 
while he hangs onto this borrowed ma- 
terial. His is a nutty talking Juggling 
turn and if he pets away with it on the 
big time, then he is not near as nutty 
as the pig time is. /Mme. 

Cans. >W. Dlnglo and Co. (2) 
Coaaody Sketch. '•*/' 

1#M|ns.j interior. r ' ' 

City. ""-. » ■ * ' •' " 

A bachelor, aged 45, Is Hying with an 
old malv servant. He receives a letter 
from his former sweetheart, whose 
father, some 20 years previously, com- 
pelled her -to marry a much wealthier 
man. . She is sending her 1 Miild" Whim 
to rear, as husband is, dead and- she it 
now too poor to- care for the girl. All 
of which occurred in Ireland.: It is 
Halloween when wishes come true. If e 
wishes be could bring back those 4** 1 . 

falls asleep and the life-sire picture of 
his former fiancee comes to life and Jie 
sings a number of old Irish ballad* 4o 
her. Awakes. "Child" is announced 
and proves to be a girt of 18, He is 
cajoled by her into singing f"f her as 
he was wont to do for her mother and 
the curtain falls with the supposition 
he will marry the "chi il." Some pon- 
derous comedy by the Irish servant. 
The. star , sings very well and th<. act 
will pba*e on any popular-priced 
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Th« Ulmboe 
Barber t Jackson 
Morgan A Gray 
Eeno A MaodaU 
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Irving Dossier 
"MUs America'* 
Ward A kUymond 
Casting La toys 

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ORPHEUM 
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Creeay A Dayua 
Morton A Olaaa 
Al Sbayno 
Basil A Allen 
Joaaltaaoo Trottpa 
Alfred La Tall Oo 
Tbe Lovaiia 

GRAND (wvs) 
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Elklns Fay A Blklna 
Leacb LaQulniaa A 
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Bertie Fooler 
Buck Droa 
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Mszums Japa 
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Daa burke Olrle 
Ward Wllsoa A J 
Toaa Barry 

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Arthur Pickens Co 
Frank Dobaoa 
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EMuibelb Otto 
"Masquerader*" 
Friend A Downing 
Plekard Droa 

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Moll A Bocft 
Schwarta Droa 
Alimaa A Nevln* 
Apollo Trio 
K. at. Loala, Max 

ERBER'8 (wwa) 
Billy Adams 
Oliver A OIp 
8 s nop* on A Doaglaa 
Mile Aeofla Co 

2d balf 
Wataoo A Little 
Tbe Dohertys 
Folllea DoVogaa 
(One to 111) 
aCdsnoaloB. Can, 
PANTAGE8 (p) 
"Olrl at Cigar Stand" 

S rands A Nord 
rmor A Dubard 
Winston's Boa la 
Canneld A Cobea 
fclawlra, N. Y. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Feowick Slaters 
Martin A Maslmllllan 

Sitae 1 1 A Porker 
ven Sammies 
2d half 
"Modiste Revue" 
(Throe to Oil) 

Frio. Pa. 
COLONIAL (oho) 
Arnold A Florena 
Burns A Klssea 
McCoonell A 81a 
Browning A Deaay 
(One to 111) 

aWnnNVflle, lad. 

GRAND (wvO>( 

(Torre Haoto split) 

1st halt 



2d baU -. 
Wllford DuBole 
Aosjo A Virginia, 
Bruce MA Betty 
Natalie A Ferrari 
Cronlna Notelty 
(One to All| 

K«. William, Can. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 

ca-B) 

(Same 1st half show 

playing Strand, Wia- 

aipeg. 2d hail) 
Tluy Trio 
Leoa Poo lee 
(Two to AH) 

(1112) 
Diva) A Simmon* 
"A Real Pol" 
Elkins Pay A Blklna 
Leach LaQululaa A 

Ft. Wort b. lex. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Diamond A Grand- 
daughter 
Nell O'ConncU 
Harry Glrard Co 
Lelpslg 
Bllllo Keevee 
Spencor A Williams 
Vailecltaa Leopards 
Frooao, Cnl. 
HIPP (aAh) 
Moaaaaa A Meoakaa 
Carl A Lo Claire 
Clark A llamlltoa 
Link A Robiaaoa 
Coata Troupe 
2d ball 
Tka Toto's 
ViDoeot A Carter 
T Variety Dancer* 
A) Prince 
Alios Teddy Co 

(Jalvewtoa, Tex. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 

(0-8) 

(Same hill playing 

Majeatlo Auatlo Tex 

10-12) 
Moon A Morrle 
McCormlck A Wallace 
Marts Stoddard 
"RubevlUe" 
Patriae A Myera 
Dupree A Duproe 
Graad Rap Ida, Mich. 

EMPRE8S (oho) 
Cecil CUDDingbam 
Lunette Sistera 
Lou la Simons Co 
Mullen A Coogan 
Martla A Tagil 
Qoald A Lewla 
Bert Levy 
Joyce Wont A M 
Klvtlag's Animate 
Groat Valla, Meat. 
PANTAOBS (p) 
(8-9) 
(Same hill p laying 

Anaooada 10) 
Q ruber's Animals 
Song A Dance. Revue 
Hampton A Shrlner 
Oven A Moore 
Ward Bell A Ward 

PALACE veh-wva) 

(0) 
0AM LaFevre 
Lou Burna A Siatora 
Caroon Broa 
O L Goodhue 
Maggie LeClalra Co 
F A M Waddell 
Green Bay, W la. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d balf 
Aerial Butterfllea 
Jimmy Dunn 
Roth A Roberta 
1017 Wlnt Oar Revue 
Hamilton. Can. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
Berk A Broderlck 
Oulnan A Newell 
Dickinson A Deagoa 
Joa B Bernard CO 
Klelne Droa 
Zullcka 

LOEW (loOW) 
Alberto 

Cooper A Lacey - 
Taylor A Howard 
Children of Franos" 



Mr A Jdrs^W O'Clarre 

••lloaor Thy Cklldrca' SXJm£S 

Charlea Young 

"Faaclaatlag Fllrta" 

Fall Hlver. M 



BIJOU (mow) 
Wol ford's Dogs 
Mabel Harper Co 
Waj Pmkham Co 
Lew Cooper Co 
Old Bold Fiddler* 

2d half 
Aaakl Duo 
Mood Tlffaay 
Jessie Haywood Co 
Cardo A Noll 
Johnson Howard-Lli 

Flint, Mich. 

PALACE (Ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 

(Saginaw split) 

lot hslf 

"Good- Bye B'woy'* 

Ft. Wayne, lad. 

PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
Cole A Denahy 
Do Nerl A Burlaw? 
Oaristte A 



Hamilton. O. 
GRAND (oaa) 
Anal la A Deloreo 
Mulvey A Myera 
Clarh A Verdi 
Detts* Scale 

2d half 
Barbour A Lyma 
4 Keltoaa 
Leo A Lawrence 
Provost A Drown 
Harrlehara;. Pa. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Pope A Uno 
Grade A Berks 
Hal Lancton Trio 
(Two to BID 

2d balf 
Catherine Powell Oo 
O'Oonnans 

Wood Mel A Phillip* 
(Two tc All) 

Hartford. Coma. 
POLfS (ubo) 
Btaartt A Scott 
Jonoa A 8ylv« 



2d half 
Van Ordea A Fallow* 
W II lard A Wilson 
Malvern Comlques 
PALACE (ubo) 
Stagpole A Spire 
Naah A Evana 
"Second Childhood" 
Goorglo Jeaoell 
2d half 
Broadway Duo 
(Three to All) 

Hntrleobaraj, Mian. 

CANTONMENT (loow) 

Henry A Adelaide 

Lyrica 

Edward Farrell Co 

Spiegel A Barnes 

Rico Elmer A Tom 

2d half 
• Astretias 
Bugene LaBlano 
Grey A Old Rose 
Duncan A Holt 
Musical Avollos 

Hnaelton, Pn. 
FEELEY'S (Ubo) 

2d half (3-8) 
Oilletteo Monks 
Inness A Rysn 
Balrd A lomnn 
Roddlngton A Grant 
Hohokea, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Bennington A Scott 
"Women" 
Jim Reynolds 
Bell Thaser Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Lang A Oroea 
'H ft. 4" 
(Three to All) 

Hon* ton. Tea. 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Oakoa A Delaur 
Gay lord A Lancton 
Kennedy A Burt 
"America Flrat" 
Walter D rower 
Daveen A Cross 

Huatlnsrton, W. Va. 

HIPP (sun) 
"Woelfoiks Musical 
Btock Co" 
2d half 

'Suffragette Revue" 

Indiana poll* 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Herman A Shirley 
HAG Ellsworth 
Mr A Mrs E Connelly 
Fox A Ward 
Albertlna Rash Co 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
Emmy 'a Peta 

LYRIC (ubo) 
La Dora Co 
lion A Finn 
Sextet De Luxe 
Kate Watson 
Eertho's Novelty 

Ithaca, N. Y. 

STAR (ubo) 
Eddls Montrose 
Connors A Huyck 
Smith A Austin 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Tunnelle 3 
Olson A Johnson 
Deaanett A O'Brien 
(Two to fill) 

Jackson. Mich. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 

(Lanalng split) 

1st hslf 

Bl Vera S liters 
©ore A Rose 
Veterane 
Coleman Goets 
Thaleroua Circus 

JJnrkaonvtlle, r*la. 
ARCADE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Savannah split) 
1st hslf 
Young A April 
Hurry Ellis 
John T Doyle Co 
Saxo 5 
Moraller Troupe 

Jollet. III. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Bessie LaCount 
"Woman Proposes" 
Daniels A Walters 
Musical Nossea 
(One to fill) 

Joknatotva, Pa. 

MAJE8TIC (ubo) 

(Pittsburgh split) 

1st half 

Harry L Mason 

Varr A Tunlt 

Great Loon 

Burna A Joes 

(Goo to III) 

Kalaaaaaoo, Mich. 

MAJE8TIC (ubo) 

(8unday opening) 

(Battle Creek split) 

1st balf 
Eddie Badger 
Fields A Welle 
"Finder* Keepers" 
Dsve Msnley 
"Miss Up to Dote" 

Kaaaao City, Mo, 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
"In tbe iono" 
Kalmar A Browa 
MlloT 



Allen A Francis 

Brodoaa A BilveroaofO 

D Cordler NellU 

Roland Trover* 
PANT AGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 

4 Earls . 

Georgia Howard 

Sltbor A North 

Tom Edwarda Oo 

Aleen Stanley 

"Count A Mold" 
Knox ville, Tcnn, 

BIJOU (ubo) 

Chattanooga split) 

1st half 

O'Nell Twins 

Adams A Griffith 

Wyo-Ora 

Madge Maltland 

4 Hart fords 

Kokomo, Ind. 
8IPE8 (ubo) 
•% Little Wlvea" 

2d half 
Tasmsnlsn Duo 
Doyle A Elaine 
"Betting Bettya" 
Sol Barns 
(One to All) 

Lafayette, lad. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Kelso Bros 
Holmes A Buchanan 
Tom Da viae Co 
Sol Berna 
"Girl from Holland" 

2d half 
Love A Wilbur 
Granville A Mack 
Long Tack Sam Co 
Crefghtoa Belm't A C 
8 Bobs 

Lancaater, Pa. 

COLONIAL (Ubo) 
2d half (3-0) 
Bealo 

Cbappelle A 8tennette 
Green McHenry A D 

5 Novelty Girls 

Lanalna;, Mich, 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Jackson split) 
1st hslf 
Gus Henderson 
Mshoney A Rogera 
"Please Mr Detec" 
Jack Dresner 
Page Hack A Mack 



HIPP (aAb) 
A Footer 
McCormack A Shannon. 
Frlsh Howard A T 
Fisher's Circus 
Randem Trio 
10 Dark Knights 

LouInvIIIc 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
(Naah villa spilt) 
1st hslf 
Allen Clifford A B 
Lew Uswklns 
"Mot jr Boating" 
Ed Morton 

3 Daring 8 liters 
ANDERSON (ubo) 

Burdella Patterson 
Billy McDermott 
Gladys Han son 
Hallen A Hunter 
Jack Alfred Co 
Svengall 

Blaaett A Bostry 
(One to All) 

Lowell, Maao. 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Alanson 

Abbott A Whit* 
Morln Slatera 
Resells Trio 
"Corner Store" 
Rockwell A Wood 

Lynehbura. Va. 

TRENTON (ubo) 

Raleigh split) 

1st half 

Marned 

Mr A Mm Phillips 
Nib'.o's Birds 

Macon,' Ga. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Augusta split) 
lat half 
Mack A Williams 
Art Adair 
Willing A Jordan 

4 Swore 
Nelaon Comlques 

Madlaoa, Wit. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Booth A Leandar 

Davla A Moore 
Dae A Neville 
Danny Simmons 
Zig Zag Rev 

2d balf 
Cummin A Seahum 
Kranz A LaSalle 
Woolf A Stewart 



BRADY and MAHONEY 

'The Cruise of the Douphnut' 
Western Vauti Tour Simon Agency 



Limn. O. 

ORPHEUM (sun) 
Fred A Albert 
Arllng A Mack 
Ed Lynch Co 
Lee A Lawrence 

2d balf 
Gtlroy Haynes A M 
Stone A Hayes 
Ed Reynard 

Lincoln, Neb. 
ORPHEUM 
K">uns SlBters 
Cooper A Rlcsrdo 
Llr yd A Brltt 
Arthur Deagon 
Tcwer A Darrell 
Skating Dear 
Jean Adair Co 

Little Hook. Ark. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Barron A Bennett 
Son Fong Lin Tr 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Lala Selblnl 
O Aldo Randegger 
Porter J White Co 
Olive Briscoe 
Virginia Steppers 

Llvlnicnton. .Mont. 

STRAND (ah-wvaj 
(8) 
(Same bill playing 

Palace, Great Falls, 

10) 
8 Mlllarda 
Art A Anna Owens 
Mantella A Wsrden 
Msnnlng 8ulllvsn Co 
Mars ton A Manley 
Kartelll 

Loaansport, lad. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Granville A Mack 
Taamanlon Duo 
2d half 
Edwards A Louise 
(One to All) 

Loo Anaeleo 

ORPHEUM 
Harriet Rempel Co 
nobble Oordone 
Willie Weston 
T/ntiHHK* Ten 
William* A Wolfua 
C A F Usher 
Ja» H Cullen 
"Four Husbands" 

PANTAGE8 (p) 
Hong Kong Mys 
Frank Bush 
M".Dermolt A Ws lines 
"Revue de Vogue" 
Martyn A Floptnos 
Nad Gray 



Pal liarrt-lt 
Herbert Lloyd Co 

McKeesport, Pa. 

WHITE O H (ubo) 
McClure A Dolly 
Croasman Entertain- 
ers 
(Three to All) 
2d hair 
Joe Dealy A 81a 
"Miniature Ballot" 
Prelle'a Circus 
(Two to fill) 

Memphis 
ORPHEUM 
J B Hymer Co 
Dronson A Baldwin 
Hits Maria Orcb 
Rita Boland 
Cartmell A Harris 
Wro Ebbs 
Merle's Cockatoos 

LYCEUM (loew) 
Wood A Halpeln 
O'Brien Hsvel Co 
Bob Carl in 
Scanlon A Preen 

2d half 
4 Martells 
Duffy A Montague 
Holmes A LaVere 
Goo Rosener 

Mlhvnukre 
MAJESTIC (orph) 

"Submsrlne FT* 

Nina Payne 

Santly A Norton 

4 Haley Sis 

McCarthy A Fay 

Fern Blgelow A M 

Diero 

3 Bennett 81s 
PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Cummin & Seabum 

Kranz A LaSalle 

"Woman Proposes" 

Jas Llcbter 

Ellis Knowlln Tr 

(One to III) 

2d hslf 

Laypo A Benjamin 

Simpson A Dean 

Ed niondell Co 

Marie A Blllle Hart 

Jolly Wild Co 

(One to fill) 

Mlnnen potto 

ORPHEUM 
(8unday opening) 
"Vanity Fair" 
Harry Holman Co 
Cooper A Robtnaon 
H A E Conley 
Cycling Brunettes 



Regal A Bonder 
Boarploff A Varvara 

PANTAGJSS (o) 
Topay Equestrians 
John A May Burke 
Silver A Duval 
The Lolanda 
(One to All) 

GRAND (wva) 
Wine beater A Clair* 
Tom Brown 
Chas J Harris Co 
Hallen A Ooas 
Alma Co 

PALACE (wva) 
C A K DeMaeo 
Cole A Coleman 
Cell! Opera Co 
CAM Dunbar 
"Dairy Malda" 

Mollne, III. 

PALACE (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 

The DeBars 

Viola Lewis Co 

Ed Blondell Co 

Ward A Raymond 

4 Anker* 

2d half 

Foley A Maalmo 

Hipp Four 

Danny Simons 

Arthur LaVin. Co 

(One to Oil) 

Montgroaaery. Ala. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 

(New Orleans split) 

1st hslf 
Blanch Alfred A Broa 
Weston A Young 
Norton A Joyland 

Girls 
Cltus Wms A Davis 
Princess White Door 
Co 

Montreal 
PRIACES8 (ubo) 
Fsrry 

Chslfonto Sisters 
"Mrs Rltter Appears" 
Skelly A Sauvaln 
Meehan'a Doga 
Walter C Kelly 
"Futuristic Revue" 
FRANCAI8 (ubo) 
(Ottawa split) 
1st half 
Arthur LaFleur 
Gray A Granville 
Arthur Barrett 
Carney Williams Co 
Mitchell A Mitch 
Neluseo A Hurley 
LOEW (loew) 
Bayes A England 
Savannah A Georgia 
"Neglect" 
Dale A Burch 
6 Royal Hussars 
(One to fill) 
Mt. Vernon, \. Y 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
2d half (3-3) 
Van Ettn A Hearn 
Foil Is 81s A LeRoy 
"Love in Suburbs" 
Morton A Claire 

Mnncle. I«sd. 

STAR (son) 

"20th Century Whirl" 

MsMkegos, Mich. 
REGENT (ubo) 
Lonzo Cox 
Argo A Virginia 
Rucker A Winifred 
Bspe A Dutton 
Dunbar's Hussars 

2d half 
Alexandria 
DeNorl A Barlow 
Jack Gardner Co 
Oscar Lorraine Co 
Thomas Trio 

Nashville, Team. 

PRINCESS (ubo) 

(Louisville split) 
1st half 
Bill A Eva* 
Leonard A Wlllard 
Novelty Minstrels 
McNally Dunns A De 
John Clark Ct 

Newark, N. J. 

PALACE (ubo) 
2d half (2-3) 
Follls A Bergsro 
A Hanson Co 
McLoud A Carp 
Ravmond Bond Co 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
Marguerite A Henley 
Ryan A Juliette 
Conroy A O'Donnell 
Anger A King 81a 
Lee Walton A Henry 
DePace Opera Co 

2d balf 
Arthur A Grace LeRoy 
Pepplno A Perry 
Henry Frey 
"The Mollycoddle" 
Francis A Kennedy 
Peggy Bremen A Bro 
Now Haven, Cobb. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Baby Kathryn 
Char Mcratt Co 
Arthur Wbltlaw 
Palfrey Hall A B 

2d half 
Burkea A Kendall 
Lulu 8utton Co 
Francis Williams Co 
Russian Pastime 
New Orlenna 
ORPHEUM 
•Hallldays Droam" 
Maryland Singers 



Bert Fltsgtbbons 
Oaa Howard Oo 
Gonna A Alberta 
8 Natalie Sisters 
Mang A Snyder 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Montgomery aplit) 

let half 
Edah Delbrldge 8 
Crawford A Urodeiick 
Columbia A Viotor 
Joe Browning '* 

Black Fece Review 
CRESCENT (loew) 
8 Astretias 
Eugene LaBlano 
Grey A Old Rosa 
Duncan A Holt 
4 Musical Avolloo 

2d half 
Parsbleys 
Wood A Halpeln 
O'Brien Havel Co 
Bob Carl In 
Scanlon A Proas 

New ltochelle. N. Y. 

LOEW (loow) 
El Cota 

Manning A Hall 
"Love In Suburbs" 

2d balf 
McGee A Anita 
E J Moore 
(One to All 

Norfolk. Va. 
ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Richmond split) 
1st half 
Chlnko A Kaurman 
Jeanette ChUds 
Halllgan A Sykes 
Walters A Waltera 
Choy Ling Hee Co 

No. Yaklsnl. Wash. 

EMPIRE (ab-wva) 
(0) 
(8a roe bill playing 
Hipp, Tacoma, 10) 
Rke Bell A Baldwin 
Yalle 

Orr A llagor 
M Courtney Co 
Vincent A Kelly 
Visions of Art 

Oakland 

PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
"For Pity'a Sake" 
Travers A Douglas 
Sylvester A Vance 
Herbert Clifton Co 
JAB Morgan 



Mack A Maybella 
Moran A Wiser 
E Asorls Co 
(Ons to fill) 

Palladelpfcla 

KEITH 8 (ubo) 
Erford'a Sensation 
Fox A Ihgraham 
Brice A Barr Twins 
Re nee Florigny 
HArry Cooper Co 
Gal lager A LoMalre 
Wm J Rellly 
"On the High Seas" 
Margaret Edwatdg 
ALLEGHENY (ubo) 
DeWintsrs A Rose 
8tevens A Holllster 
Josie Flynn Co 
Herbert A Dennis 
Wormwood's Monks 

GRAND (ubo) 
Kay A Belle 
Safton A Farrell 
AH Grant 
Shrapnel Dodgera 
Antrim A Vale 
Burt Shepherd Co 
WM PENN (ubo) 

2d half (3-3) 
B Blair Co 
9 Crasy Klda 
J Eckert Co 
KEYSTONE (ubo) 

2d half (3-3) 
Miller Packer A 
Worth Way ting 4 
L Spello Co 

Pltt«hiir K h 
DAVIS (ubo) 
Gordon A Rica 
Alex O'Nell A S 
Ford Slstera Go 
Mollis King 
Mason Keeler Co 
Jack Wilson Co 
(Two to fill) 

HARRIS (ubo) 
A J Burns 
Two Violets 
Margaret DawsoB Oo 
Sylpbonos 
Dances De Art 
2d half 
Joe Taylor 
Wartenberg Bros 
(Three to All) 
SHERIDAN SQ (ubo) 
(Johnstown split) 
1st half 
Golette's Monks 
Margaret Ford 



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5tth Strttt nd Cohmbas Cirdt 
Nti Yita City 



Boe Hoo Gray Co 
Tjler A St Claire 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
Honey Bees 
Maurice Samuels Co 
West A Hale 
Transfleld Slaters 
Mile Therege Co 
Flanders A Elater 

Osrdea, Utak 

PANTAGES (p) 
(10-12) 
Parson A Irwin 
"Fireside Reverie" 
Lloyd A Fuller 
Bjehla Pearl 
Equeatrlan Lion 
Wilson Bros 

Oaaaha 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Ed Foy Family 
Arthur Havel Co 
Llbonatl 

Ford A Goodridgo 
Louis Hart 
Hazel Moran 
Avellng A Lloyd 

Ottawa 

DOMINION (ubo) 
(Montreal split) 
1st half 
De Hon none 
Col Jack George Co 
Teaaa 4 
Alex A Flelda 
3 Musical McLarens 

Patemon, N. J. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
2d hslf (8-3) 
Morln Sisters 
3 Mazumas 
"Exemption" 
Frawley A West 
F T Ray Co 

Peorln. III. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Gaston Palmer 
Austin A Bailey 
"To Save One Girl" 
Hippodrome 4 
Musical Nosses 
2d half 
Booth A Launder 



Fred LaRelne Co 
Rose A Moon 
(One to fill) 

Pontine, Mfch. 
OAKLAND (ubo) 
2 Blondys 

Gilbert A McCutcheon 
Harry Coleman 
Wm* Hanlow Co 
(One to All) 

Portland, Me. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
The Littlejohna 
Jennie Mlddleton 
McMahon D A C 
Morrle A Campbell 
Bradna A Derrick 
Burns A Frsblto 

Portland, Oro. 

ORPHEUM 
Joa Howarda Revue 
Frank Crumlt 
Rice A Werner 
Connelll A Craven 
lrabelle D'Armond Co 
Tbe LeGrobs 
Kanazawa Japa 

PANTAGES (p) 
Hill & Ackerman 
Marie LaVarre 
DiTns A Lynn 
Cbauncey Monroe Co 
Jnekson A Wahl 
"Courtroom Girls" 

HIPP (ah-wva) 
(0) 
Kenny A La Franco 
Bernard A Merrltt 
Knight Benson A H 
"Camp In Rockies" 
Geo F Hsll 
Bonesseitl Troupe 

Providence, R. I. 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Sam Mann A Co 
Nonette 

J.eavltt A lockwood 
Rome & Cox 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Durkln A Girls 
Brengyk's Models 
Robt DeMont 3 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
Stephen Sisters 
Robinson A Dewey 
Simmons A Simmons 
"What Really Hap" 



(Continued on page 20.) 



SHOW REVIEWS 



PALACE. 

The Palaoe didn't need "Niw YearV for 

business. It has bssa a holiday thsrs every 

day since Bernhardt opened almost three 

weeks, ago. Remarkable what this grand old 
lady can do In the varieties as against her 
drawing pcwer on the mad at the head of 
her own company. It must be deduced that 
In vaudeville at lower prices end with an 
entertaining bill surrounding her, It's just 
the people who went to see Bernhardt rather 
than to see her play who are drawn In. And 
Bernhardt does draw a: different crowl from 
the customary vaudeville ft tendance. The bills 
at the Palace during, Bernhardt'* stay have 
discovered r that. Some of the acts must have 
had a little heart suffering the way they have 
gone and two turns or eu that thought them- 
selves guaranteed against a "flop In New 
York" nicely turned right over But they 
blame It on tfc* laok of understanding or mis- 
understanding by the strange audience. They 
will blame It upon something. 

Bernhardt Is playing "Jeanne D'Arc," the 
trial scene or second set from the play by 
M. Bmlle Moreau. this week. It runs 24 
minutes. Last week llerLhardt did "Camilla" 
In 88 m Inn tea. Although she wouldn't play 
the third show the day before New Year'e, 
what this wonderful woman will do In the 
theatre would drive rome Lead liners and stars 
into hysterics If they were called upon for a 
similar route — to play tanks, two shows a day. 
one-day stands, put up with everything and 
keep on playing away from home, and with 
the physical Inconvenience Bernhardt suf- 
fers with. Bernhardt It 73 now, but Sue 
doesn't look It upon the rtago, and played the 
18-year-old "Joan" without apolllog th\ Illu- 
sion of the young girl, that arising, no doubt, 
because Bernhardt was doing It. A company 
of several principals and about a dozen supers 
were In r.ae scene with her. 

The current bill s round the French star 
Is featured by Harry Pox. doing hla new single 
with s male pianist, the added vocal assist- 
ance of the orchestra and a stage-band Inter- 
ruption. Fox doea very tig In hla new style 
of work, for he bss rid himself of so many 
old mannerisms It might be surpilslng to 
find snother young man of so long associa- 
tion with old habits getting so far away from 
them and still getting over. Thla provea quite 
a good deal for Fox as an artist and doesn't 
leave any question open aa to why he makes 
good. His songs are several, and well sung by 
him. Among them Is the "Baby" number 
that scored particularly. Hla accompanist Is 
Lew Pollock. Ho plays the piano with ease 
but doesnt laugh the aame way, and Mr. 
Pollock, since his prop lnugh Is quite a por- 
tion of the comedy end of the turn, should 
go In training for naturalness. What Is 
known as * hollow laugh neema to have been 
Pollock's model, but a pianist In an act laugh- 
ing at his prlnclpsl must be like expecting 
the musicians In the pit to laugh by Tueaday 
night. Foi followed liernhardt. It might be 
said that If an act thinks Its good, It could 
follow Bernbsrdt snd safely find out. That 
Is why that position hap pretty nearly be- 
come an honor spot during the Bernbsrdt 
engagement. Drendel and Bert, Bell Baker 
(second week) and Fos have occupied the 
spot, each one holding it up. and It needed 
some holding, not alone to keep them In but 
to keep them from going out before they 
remained In. 

The next turn of Importance on the bill la 
Paul Dickey and Co. In "The Lincoln High- 
wayman.' a melo playlet by Mr. Dickey, with 
the roughest road In the country aa Ita source 
snd a Stuti car as the plot. Of all the Im- 
probabilities In the piece police looking for a 
8tuti In toe country Ih the most Impossible. 
All you nave to do to And out when ou the 
road If '.herj Is a 8tulz within 20 miles 
Is to stand still snd listen. Mr. Dickey wrote 
s decidedly marketable playlet for vaudeville 
when compiling this one. If he Is leaving the 
twice-daily he should leave the sketch behind 
him. It wou!.'. call for very little change to 
have Ines Plummer started In the piece, and 
Miss Plummer would he most welcome In 
vaudeville at the head of an act. 8he Is too 
capable a pla/er and too pretty a young woman 
for vaudeville to willingly lose her. Mies 
Plummer attests to all three by ber presence 
In the Llncnla Highway skit, that is set In a 
typical Lincoln Highway garage, with nothing 
In It but rubbish. The story, however, tells 
of only one robber on the highway and thla 
one was caught. 

A hit equal to any was captured by Robert 
Emmet Kean*> In the No. 4 position In his 
second week, the same position he had last 
week. Mr. Kear.e Is also sppearlng In "The 
Grass Widow" at the Princess. Doing four a 
day his time must be sdju ted. Mr. Keane tells 
stories, humorous snd war (also humorous), 
with s couple of bis old ones getting as much 
ss any of the others, and all getting a lot. 
lie followed these with two recitations, bis 
first, Kipling's "Young Rrhlsh 8oldler" becom- 
ing most effective as related by Keane, and 
another of Servlss In cockney dialect giving 
the monologlst an excellent finish. Mr. Keane 
is doing a very good act. 

Opening the second part were Rooney and 
Bent In their latest i^t, "Up Town," which 
has not been Improve*! to any noticeable 
ex'.rnt. except by ellmlnuJfon. nJnce first shown, 
and the audience didnt seem to take to It. 
Pat did but one encore, his "Gazolaky" dance, 
and let It go nt that. 

Opening the bill were Parish and Peru, who 
did much and got much for an opening turn, 
dancing, bt>rrel-Jumplng and acrobatics, with- 
al danclnrf all the time, and doing every- 
thing well, some better tbsn others who have 
done the aame thing, principally because In 
barrel-Jumping they do nothing others have 



done, hut that la not the meet Important for 
they have new stuff la serobatlos and aero* 
batle dancing. If the act Is being held to 
the opening spot because It sure oaa give a 
show a fine shove-off tbst may be One for the 
bill, but the turn has enough In It to Justify 
a later position. Donahue and Stewart were 
second, Miss Stewart having grown to be 
the greater portion of the act. Donahue does 
some eccentric dancing as of yore snd tsllu 
a little. Haruko Onukl. the Chinese singer, 
was third, wuh ber voice and olothee, one 
vising with the other In oolorfuloess. 

Mme. Jewell's "Circus Day la Toy land" 
(New Acts). Bime. 

WVERSTOL 

It wag New Tesr's Jubilee weak with tea gets 
making up a satisfactory bllL For the second 
time In six weeks or so Bessie Clayton waa a 
Riverside feature. The turn closed intermission 
and pulled down the first hit on Now Tear's 
matinee. In feet It scored even more strongly 
thaa In the November appearance. Mlas Clay- 
ton's set waa not the only hlgh-acorlsf point, 
for the Net Naxarro Troupe and Eddie Dow I log 
earned hit honors, with the latter having the 
Individual returns shaded. The Nasarrs est 
started after Intermission with * bang. The 
youngster cams away a big favorite and his 
work slons In "one" sfter the regular turn hit 
the house Just right Quits a future for that 
versatile lad If Naxarro ever decides to place 



him In the legit I mate. Bddle Dowllng followed 
and kept up the pace. They even fell for hla 
serious recltetlou. hut his finish was the punch 



— the views of various nationalities on the war. 
Dowllng ranks well up with toe newer mono- 
logtats. 

Robert Edesen headlined In a new sketch, 
"Pearls" (New Acts), the playlet earning fair 
enough returns Car It ton t a tarn built for 
applause-bringing. Dooley and Nelson opened 
the show with their eoentrlc routine. The hoys 
are using a new snlsh, both dressed In Oriental 
garb and working to a number about "Cleo- 
patra had a Jans band In her palace on the 
Nile." There Is a comic dance for the oleee, 
and It brought down big applause. Dooley 
neglected to mention that hla first dance was 
an imitation of Bernard Qranvllle'a "spirits" 



The two acts en the same bill, separated only 
by a short Intermission, Invite comparison. 

The Ferber Qlrls opened the second part 
with Constance carrying off the honors snd 
the act scoring the first solid hit of the 
evening. 

The Edjwarda "Bong Revue." with Olga Cook 
and Dan Hea|y featured, was the big punch 
of .the evening. The act with Ita lightness of 
spirit was In keeping with the hoi Ids y at- 
mosphere, and every number waa well re- 
ceived. The Hsarst-Pathe Weekly was the 
finish, the show closing about 10.15, the house 
at that time being about three-quarters fulL 

AUMMBRA. 

The first show at the Alhambra Monday 
nfght (New Year's eve) must hsve started 
about 7:80. ».: 7;M tho second torn, Francis 
and Rosa, two men, simultaneous comedy 
steppers, were finishing. Evidently there were 
others who did not know the show would start 
at such sn early hour for the house, waa less 
than half filled and It wss considerably after 
eight before fully occupied. The theatre was 
entirely sold out. even the boxes on a level 
with the gallery being peopled. 

As might reaaonnbly have been expected, the 
first few turns suffered by the lets arrivals. 
Beaumonte and Arnold. In "The Sergeenteene,' 
on third, only tended npplause with their 
srtlstlo dnrclng finish. They concluded at 
8:08 making way for Herman Timber*, "a 
local boy, ' w*w> was given a hearty welootne. 
After his opening song, Ttmbarg landed a 
wsllop of a laugh by starting a classical violin 
solo. He had hardly oeecteqed In quieting the 
nudlenee shea he remarked: Thts'll he over 
In a mlneto." Prom then on. with his Rus- 
sian dancing, Imltstlono of Lew Fields end Al 
Joleon and riotous dsree finish, he had 
things pretty much his own way. 

"The Corner Store," a rural esmedy with 
seven people* all bueollo types, ssoreu vsry 
strongly, erpeelslly with counter pointing 
scene. Patbe Weekly was run off where the 
Intermission usually comes, to ssve time and 
permit the the first show to be over by 10. 

Dugan and Raymond, with their farcical 



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stepping, which he generally does. Perhops 
that was because Mlgnon also amotions Oran- 
vllle In a boofflng bit 

Chief Caupollcan did nicely eecond. What 
sounded like s new number for blm Is excel- 
lently fitted for his voice. He finished with the 
"Marseilles." Cole. Russell snd Davis with 
their skit, "Yeggs." were slso well plsced third. 
The "yegg" Is Ik furnished amusement. They 
hsve ellmlnsted the silverware bit and Inatead 
walk off to the lock atep when Mlas Russell 
finds her brooch gone and whistles for the cop. 

George Pancrort and Octavla Dro*ke (New 
Acta), switched from ninth to fourth, made 
themselves well liked, with the fine appearance 
of the couple helping. 

M Ignon was moved down next to closing, Just 
after the Rdeaon turn. 8be could do but fslrly 
in the hard spot with her Impersonations. 
"Fantasia" closed the show (New Acts), most 
of the house staying In. /bee. 



COLONIAL 

With a program of only alx acta the 
Colonial gave a show New Year's Eve tbst 
lasted a little over two hours. Seven acts 
booked, but the hesdllne was the Ous Ed- 
wards Revue, which runs over an hour. Ade- 
line Francis failed to appear for the matinee, 
and for the nlgtb ahow no turn waa added. 

The double show did not seem to work out 
very well New Year's Eve. At 7,30, the ad- 
vertised hour for starting the first perform- 
ance, there were less than 100 people In, and 
when the overture waa finally rung In at 7.45 
there were about 2TjO on the lower floor. The 
front rows of the upper floors, however, 
seemed to be filled. 

Lohse and Sterling opened the program, do- 
ing nine minutes and pulling considerable ap- 
plause considering the size of house they were 
working to. Harry Cooper, assisted by Jim 
Resney, was moved up to the second spot, re- 
placing the Francis act In that position. 
Cooper worked bard for laughs, but the audi- 
ence was too cold to be easy. The song at 
the finale finally got them. 

The Uoganny Troupe got some laughs with 
their slapstick/end the Mt-.seu Ltghtner snd 
Newton Alexander closed the first part. The 
trio ia doing five number*, with the come- 
dienne bearing the brunt of the work. 

The booking of this act on the aame bill 
with the Far ber Girls did not seem like good 
policy. One Ih a sister act and the other a 
trio, but the two girls In the latter set really 
work ss a sister team. The comedienne of 
the Llghtaers and Constance Faxber clank. 



skit, "They Auto Know Better." hove changed 
much of the dialog for the hotter. Mies 
Raymond, however, should give more attention 
to her enunciation. 

Cummlngs snd Mltohell, In "one." were the 
big "riot" of the show. Roy Cummlngs' "nut" 
stuff and general nonsensical l ties are excru- 
ciatingly funny. At times be suggests Johnny 
Dooley with his acrobatic falls, though quite 
different end far from a copy. He yodels 
sweetly *nd dances ludicrously snd bis busi- 
ness with their own drop Is s scream. Miss 
Mitchell mskes s dainty foil. The team would 
fit nicely into a Broadway musical produc- 
tion. 

Owing io the Indisposition of Eva Tanguay. 
the headline position was given to Valeska 
Suratt and Co. In a powerful Russian melo- 
drama. "The Purple Poppy." Miss 8uratt 
was a revelation to the residents of Harlem— 
not In the manner famlllsr to them, but as a 
legitimate actress of force and power She 
has a supporting company of five exception- 
ally competent artists, all recruited from the 
picture atage. Even the producer, C. V. Do 
Vonde, who Is also programed ss part author 
with Paul M. Potter, la a picture director. 
You've got to hand It to Suratt for blsarre 
stage settings at all times and sensational 
gowns. Dut in this Instance she goes msny 
steps farther and reveals herself ss a strongly 
emotional actress. 8be plays the role of a 
woman who aa a child saw her family mas- 
sacred in Russia by a brutal representative 
of the ex-csar. and who lurea blm Into a 
liaison In a private dining room in "Little 
Italy" for the purpose of wreaking vengeance. 

Jolo. 

AMERICAN. 

Tuesday afternoon the American was as cold 
on the lower floor as the Interior of a cold 
storage plant and the audience looked an though 
they had oeen laid In their seats for safe keep- 
ing, all except a little kid, who eat In the 
gallery box and laughed at everything on the 
bill. The house filled slowly and It was almost 
three before the 9cats on tb« orchestra floor 

were taken. At that the audience seemed to 
warm up slightly. 

De Armo snd Marguerite with a Juggling 
turn of the stereotyped order opened the show 
with Utile reHult. snd Csbli! and Roruaine, who 
followed, did not fare much better. Although 
the high f alttet to of one of the boys did aevsa 
to Impress. Tbe first real act of the »bow was 
tbs Douglas Family, with a routine of Scotch 



and Irish numbers which warn tn the Hktng 
of the bouse. 

Williams snd Mltsbell with their nnvettv 
comedy skit with Its rather clever Idea tn n drop 
won some laughs. The act la one of Mats* 
where the comedy (s obtained he a mssniT 
of situations, with the same lines kalan %a> 
ployed by the opposite characters, but nailMnjst 
less It Is good ten and the song touch align 
finish wins a hand. 

Jeanne with a routine of songs aid * male 
Impersonation managed to win applsuss with 
an eccentric dance finish. 

LUIIan Klngebury and Co. In "The C h a i n* 
ch offering and assaaifi so bnvn g 



to closing when Sherman, Van and Hi am gave 
tbe bill eosse very much neons*} snaiadf. This 
trio Is about aa good aa any of the rejhakelier 
acts of letter years and the manner In watch 
they handle a "nanee" number makes It aaujs> 

Closing went The Renellas, asmetknea fctfthf; 
as Red snd Bloody, with sn acrobatic rosj tlh n, 

A two- reel comedy and the cu r r e n t 
Patbe Weekly filled out tho 






HAMILTON. 



Only one thing to expect on New fear's eve. 
and that was a capacity attendance*. That the 
Hamilton hsld and It waa aa uguount elgM 
for tbe hones this season. The pfngrnat ems 
somewhat thrown together la allsej a ton 
additional tares to fin out the liana, bus ens 
oonfllcsJon was Be*Jeeabl*--that eausfsahaa 
The hones gave two showo Monday, startlag 
the evening) neiformanos at t;30 and running 
until midnight light acta and plctnm Isaac 
up the entertainment. T 



who get their share with their i 
They started the shew nicely i 
let up thereafter. The NInax 
Acta) fellowcu, with Murray 
the Regent), going through his nusshera With- 
out an orchestra rehearsal. Bennett tent a 
number of stories In addition hi his gangs, hla 
entire repertoire proving splendid eniertenv 
ment. 

"A Woodland Romance" (New Asset anil 
attention with Countess NardlnJ nrnsian g 
good addition. Perhaps aha wag another of 
tbe turon hurriedly pieced, for aha aan 
better uader normal conditions, A 
ly then broke la, with Dunbar 
(man aad wonsaa) nexL This 



Immediate recognition but through 
entirely too much, aapeolally the • 



ra% 



gradually lost out toward* elosTag, Int 

across nicely with aa eccentric double 

Frank Psrron was next fn tilonliss testing 
"gaga." new ead old. hut reJytagapen h5 
pleasing voles et the finish. Parrel graeneUy 
puts htmeslf lato a position where tan fianUv 

ence really enjoys his take. With ^^ 

rlence aa a single, he will nl 
his present defect— that of ohai^ 

of talk. He carries a good Sent.. 

and proves Ita worth during bin ■euthern 
ditties, but ether than that Perron 
bring about a change for the hotter. 
Telephone Tangle" oreecnted by 
and Co. kept tbe eotlre house 
unusually we.l cloning. 




imm aright 

stter. *2S5 

vOe nvsjaonj 



AUDUBON. 

The Audubon was packed Monday njkjtg. 
Tbe show started nicely with the Aeyfal DO 
Ooffs. but efter their turn the speed fell oft 
Fabre snd Tsyler snd Brenda Pbwlef end 
Co. had t hard time. The tatter, bx the 
"Spirit of '76. did little until the last couple 
of minutes. Tbe tslk Is dry and drawn eat 
and the comedy tried for misses. A film eaav 
edy split lbs bill. Bcho-.ler end Dlohrueon, 
fourth, went big with their high-class alanine; 
and piano playing. Heury Cllve, sasajtfiesv 
registered with hie comedy talk and trisam. 
The nhow was cloeed by Qulgley and Pkn> 
gerald. and tbe eccentric dancing mas Inn 
beat liked. A five-reel feature oftseed at 1L 



HARLEM a R. 

What looked like an ordinary pi^».„^, __ 
paper Tu3sdsy turned out to be oas of the 
best shows the H. O. H. held la sossw liana 
The Mystic Hsaeon Trio opened as a eeatht 
filled house, going through singing and " 



^nghrfa 



ing, but or pending mostly upon a number el 
mystifying trleke to gsln results. Their dnv 
sires were completely fulfilled up to tm» time 
the male members dragged flags shout aad 
decors ted the stags as though N were some 
anniversary. That seemed to obese whatever 
chances thoy bad, but at the ctoss they over- 
came the barm. It Is a beat appealing rem 
but needs to he speeded up, while (he sank) 
member could curtail some of hie 
He Is ssslsted by two women. 
and West were next. 

Cameron, demons and Co. then plenred a 
passing score with their comedy sketch, "Don't 
Lose Your Nerve," that fits a small-time pro 
gram splendidly. A news weekly was In- 
serted, followed by Fred Oerren (New Acts). 
Sol Levoy song to sn ill. Blm that held about 
the most Interesting Introduction of the many 
already ahown. 

Fay, Two Cooleya and Fay preceded the 
Russell Quintet and cbhIIj gglnsd laughs aad 
applause with their comedy efforts en* vsri- 
ous bltr. Harry sod Bert Gordon were In the 
closing position, a rather hard spot, Out the 
outcome proved to be about the blggtat re- 
ceived during the afternoon. 






Frank Finney is of 'The Boston fans'* 
ir.Ftead of Frank Tinney as mentioned 
in the Anniversary Number* 






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airman Bros 
Ark's II a wa liana 
2d half 
Bob Tip Co 
Tyler a Croltua 
Art 8mlth 
John O Sparks Co 
University 4 



BILLS. 

(Continued from page 18.) 

Follies De Vogue 



Daniels A Walters 
Welse Troupe 
2d half 
Hoi den a llerron 
Annie Kent 
NrlM>n Uann A D 
Brady A Mahoney 



Oleaaona A O'Houllban 8un Fong Ling f r 
Q alary, HI. 
ORPHEUlf (wts) 
Novel Bros 



Otto Koerner Co 
Wilson A Wilson 
Olympla DesVall 

■ ' Halelaa, N. C. 
STRAND (ubo) 
(Lynchburg split) 
1st halt 
NadJI 

8 Ernest Reckett 
yivester Family 

Readlaar, Pa. 
H|PP (ubo) 
C Powell Co 
O'Oormans 

Wood Mel A Phillips 
Aeroplsne Girls 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Mamma Jsps 
McLoughlln A Brans 
Dsn Burke Girls 
Roger Orsy Co 
(One to nil) 

Rlebasoad. Va. 

LYRIC (ubo) 

(Norfolk split) 

lal hslf 

"Under One Roof" 

Bsm Hearn 

Manklckl Troupe 

(Two to fill) 

Roanoke, Va. 

ROANOKE (ubo) 
(CUarlotte split) 
1st half 
Fred Conllll Co 
Mills A Moulton 
8 Bqulllo Bros 
(TWO to All) 

Rock-enter, N. Y. 
TEMPLB (ubo* 



ft. Pool 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
O Hoffman Revue 
Leo Users 
Kelly A Oalvln 
Elilda Morris 
Edward Esmonds Co 
Kerr A Weston 

PALACE (wva) 
5 Cuban* 
Al White Co 
Bertie Fowler 
Buch Bros 
(One to Oil) 

24 half 
Koban Bros 
Cecil A Mack 
Cbsa nogers Co 
Vslyds A Bra i Nuts 
Bong A Dance Revue 
Paul Kelll 

Sacrameato. Cat. 

HIPP (aAh) 
Violet A Charlee 
Kilaby A Oeneva 
Dolly Bennett A Young 
CI I (ton Dean Players 
Zubn.A Drleas 
8 wain's Cocks toon 

2d hslf 
8weeney A Newton 
Allva Duo 
Adoae Trio 
"The Wireless Oirl" 
Kelly A Dnvls 
La Vine Trio 

Salt Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Nan Halperln 
E A Wellman Co 
Hurt Johnston Co 
Rntb Bros 
Harry Von Tasaen 



Luellls Cavsnsugh Co ° c , ,et ".•/['■j* M 

Drew A Wallace 

Medlln Watta A T 

Cs lists Cvnant 

Oarclnettl Bros 

Moan A Frys 

8porte rn Alps 

FAMILY (aun) 
Works A Perelval 
BAB Adair 
Oeorgeo 

Walter Neeland Co 
Janla A Weat 
Hasel Klrke 6 

Roekford. III. 

PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Aerial Butterflies 
Roth. A Roberta 
Arthur Lavlne Co 
Gardner A Revere 



Ioieen Sisters 

PANTAOE8 (p) 
Larson A Wilson 
Clgoletto Bros 
6 8erenaders 
Ash A Shaw 
Kirks A Ryan 
Johnson Dean Revue 
Saw Antonio* Tex. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Cnpea & Smow 
Three Vagrants 
George Rolaud Co 
Nella Allen 
Gooraje Damerel Co 
Milton A Delong 81s 
B Dounrers Circus 

CAMP TRAV18 
(Inter 
Slmraona A Bradley 
Emma Stevens 



1918 Song A Danes R Lovenberg A Neary 



Charles. Oleott 
Leon Sis A Adeline 
San nieajo 

PANTAOES (p) 
Doris lister 3 
Pedrlnl's Monka 
Gilrain Dancers 
4 Casters 
Strand Trio 
y .lolsni 
HIPP (aAh) 
Buster A Eddy 
Byrd A Harvey 



2d half 
The DeBara 

8 avis A Moore 
Montgomery Co 
Jamea Llchter 
Dlan's Modela 
Sacrameato. Cal. 
ORPHEUM 

(n-7) 

(Same bill p'aylng ^1— ini,™ 
Stockton 8-0; Freano ,ianT '° ,rin 
11-12) ^ . 
Fancbon Marco Co 
Montgomery A Perry "J™ * "' 
Scotch Lads & Lassies J? a " A £ ern 
Bdwln George Corty Sisters 

Herbert's Dogs 
.3 Stewart 8laters 
Holt A Roaedale 

Smrlnmv. Mich. 
JEF-8TRAND (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Flint fipllt) 
1st half 
Fred'a Plrs 
Rames a Goodrich 
Black A White Rev 
Klaaa 

Fern Richelieu A F 
St. I. on la 
ORPIIRUM 
White A Halg 
March's L*ona 
Moore A Whitehead 
Cpmphell Sis 



Mrs O Hugbea Co 

Roblna 

fmp Chinese 2 

Jus*) In* Nelson 

GRAND (wva) 
Odnnne 

Holden A llerron 
Hugo Lutgena 
3. Kawanaa 
"Naughty Princess" 
EMPRESS (wva) 
Davis A Kitty 
The Dohertvs 
"When We Crow Up' 
Hickman Bro* 
Beeman A Anderson 

2d half 
Aerial Putter* 
Prlerre * King 
Oliver * Olp 
Green A Parker 
Raganatlon rt 

PARK (wva) 
Musical Hunters 
Jones A Johnson 



Frank A Waters 
(One to All) 

2d hair 
Carl A Le Clair 

3 Rlanos 

Thornton A Thornton 
Fred Rogen 
Capt Kidder Co 
"Mary's Day Out" 

San Frnnrlnco 

ORPIIEITM 
(Sunday opening) 

Alexander Klda 

Harry Green Co 

A%on Comedy 4 

Oiudsmlths 

Pert Swor 

Anna Chandler 

The Levolos 

Mclntvre & Heath 
PANTAOES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 

Jot K Wateon 

Mumford A Thompson 

Herbert n rooks Co 

4 Readings 
Joe Robertr 
Ailnva'a Dancers 

CASINO (sAh) 
(Sunday opening) 
Lorraine A Mitchell 
3 Melody Girls 
T. *>ever .«■ !,r Roy 
-Pool Room" 
Aneelun Trio 
Dudley Trio 

HIPP (aAh) 
(Sunday opening) 
Skating Venuses 
.lorry Sanford 
Follette A Wlcka 
Kelly Wilder Co 
Marshall A Covert 
3 Regalt 



Saakataaa* Cam. 

■MPIRB (wva) 

(81-1) 

(Same bill playing 

Reglns, Rsgtna, Can, 

10-12) 
Stetson A Hatter 
Robert A Robert 
Oeo Nagahara 
Marcelle 

Savaaaak, Ga. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
(Jacksonville split) 
1st half 
Frank A Toby 
real Abel 
Eva Fay 
Helen Vincent 
McRae A Clegg 

§chenectady. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
Eldora 

Dooley A Nelson 
Claire Vincent Co 
Dorothy Oranvllle Co 
Earl Cavanaugh Co 
(One to HID 

2d half 
"Dance Fantasies" 
Perlere 
Cole Russell A D 
"Circus Day" 
(Two to fill) 

Serantoa. Pa. 

POLf'8 (ubo) 
(Wilkes- Da rrs aplft) 

lat hair 
Bollinger A Reynold a 
Kennedy 8herldan A D 
Larry Simpson Co 
Welssr A Reiser 
Ernest Evana Co 

Seattle 

ORPHEUM 
Alan Brooks Co 
Flea Ruegger Go 
Clara Howard 
Mack A Earl 
King A Harvey 
Alsika Duo 
Toots Pake Co 

PANTAQB8 (p) 
Rosalind 
The Langdona 
Jarvls A Harrison 
T A O Florens 
D Hsrrla A Variety 4 
PAL- HIPP (ah-wva) 

(0) 
(Same bill playing 

Hipp, Portland. Ore, 

10) 
Alva res Duo 
Roslte Ascber 
Walah A Rand 
"Nlte With Poets" 
Lew Ward 
Shanghai Trio 

Slonx City, la. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Helen Savage Co 

Tabor A Green 

Frank Gardner Co 

Morley A McCarthy S 

Royal Gaacolnes 
2d half 

Hayatake Bros 

Fraser Bunco A H 

Cal Dean A Girls 

Ray A Emma Dean 

Zlegler Sis A Ky B 
Smith rtend. lad. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
(Sundsy opening) 

Hager A Goodwin 

Wooir A 8tewsrt 

Oscar Lorraine 

Cronln's Novelty 

(One to All) 

2d hair 

Lonxo Cox 

Will Stanton Co 

Ous Erdman 

Pauline 

(One to nil) 

Sparfannhnrsr. S. C. 
HARRIS (ubo) 
(Greenville split) 
1st lulf 
Harry Tlatcholor 
Nell Sitters 
Wm Morrow Co 
Wayne Marshall A C 
Elsie LaDergere Co 

Snoknne. Wash. 

PANTAOES (p) 
Lottie Mayer A Girls 
"Lots A Lots" 
Brooks A Powers 
J Singer A Dnils 
Beatrice McKenzle 
HIPP (ah-wva) 
(fl) 
(Same bill plavlng 
Liberty, Walla-Wal- 
la. 11) 
LeRoy A Paul 
Walmon A Berry 
Frank Roeera 
D DeSchelle Co 
DeFore^ts A Falk 
Dedlc Vedde Co 

«r Ha erne-Id. III. 
MA.IESTIC (wva) 
(Stmday opening) 
Chief Elk Co 
Flteh Cooper 
Lucille A "Cockle" 
Baker A Mag Girls 
Warren A Conley 
Chas McGoods Co 

2d half 
Novelle Rroe 
A Nicholson Trio 



Wlltoa •latora 
Harry Adler 
Olympla DesVatl Oe 

Sariasja+la, Mass. 
PALACE (aba) 
Willie Bros 
Fraada WltllasM Oo 
•Tho Rlgkt Mse" 
Newbeff a Pkelpa 
Annette KellermannOo 

2d half 
Stanley Oalllal Oo 
Little Jerry 
Rawson A Clair 
McCormlek A Doaga- 

erty 
Musical Highland 
B*WAY (loew) 
Ed A Lottie Ford 
Girl with D'lm'nd Harp 
"Expansion" 
Chaae A LaToar 
Leo Zarrell Duo 
2d hair 
Murray A Love 
Harry Brooke Co 
Hunter A Godfrey 
"Melody Land" 
(One to All) 

Sprlnsjfteld. O. 
SUN (sua) 
Provost A Brown 
F A O Dement 
Ollroy Haynee A M 
8tone A Haves 
Ed Reynard 

2d hair 
Fred A Albert 
Oegley A Meredith 
Nancy Beyer Co 
Clark A Verdi 
Betta' Seale 

Stoekfea, Cal. 
HIPP (aAh) 
Id hair 
Violet A Charlee 
Kilaby A Geneva 
Dolly Bennett A 

Toang 
Clifton Dean Players 
Znbn A Drtesa 
Bwatn'a Cockatoos 

Sapertor, Wis. 
PALACE (wva) 

(8ams lat half bill 
playing Lyric, Vir- 
ginia, Minn. 12-18) 

Seymore's Family 

Cecil A Bern lee 

"Inspiration Girls" 

Brougbton A Turner 

(One to All) 

2d heir 

2 Ruby Girls 

Merchsnt Prince 

I Leahy A Faraswth 

B Cubans 

(Ons to fill) 

Syraeaae, If. Y. 
TEMPLB (ubo) 
"Danes Fantasies" 
Perlera 8 
Cole Russell A D 
"Circus Days" 
(Two to 811) 

2d half 
Eldora 

Dooley A Nelson 
Clslre Vincent Co 
Esrl Csvsnsugh Co 
(Two to All) 

CRE8CENT (ubo) 
Cameron Clemens Co 
Georgia Emmet 
"Hello Japan" 
Jay Raymond 
O'Brien Bros 

2d hslf 
Hill A Bertlna 
Katbeiine Klare 
John Oelger 
Smith A Austin 
(One to All) 

Taeoma 

PANTAOES (n) 
Primrose Minstrels 
Barton A Hill 
"WH1 Well Well" 
Mai lotto's Marionettes 
Alice Hamilton 
Ji»n Rublnl 

HIPP (ah-wva) 

(«) 

(Same bill playing 

Palaee-HIpp, Seattle, 

10) 
Juggling DeLtsle 
Leonard A Haley 
May A Blllle Earl 
Nick 8a n Torn Co 
Bert Draper 
Gandell Sisters Co 
Terr* Haute, lad. 

HIPP (wva) 
(Evansvllle split) 
1st half 
Curtis' Canlnss 
Denoyer A Danls 
Lasora A Gil mors 
Morris A Allen 
"Clrcue Dsye" 
Toledo 
KETTH'B (ubo) 
Eddie Leonard Co 
Edmond* A Leednor 
Flo Irwin Co 
Russell Ward Co 
Chlnko A Kaufman 
Marzella'e Blrda 
(Three to All) 
Toronto 
SHEA'S (ubo) 
Adelaide A Hughea 
Lew Dockstsdsr 
Imhof Conn A Oo 
Edith Clifford 
d Aoer Dancers 



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SALE and EXCHANGE 



$1 for 2S words. 3 cnnU for aach word ovor 
II FOR 15 WORDS, S CENTS EACH WORD OVER 



ALLEN SPENCER TENNEY- VAUDEVILLE 
WRITER. 1493 B'WAY,. NEW YORK* ORIGI- 
NAL SIRE- FIRE. EXCLUSIVE ACTS, 
SKETCHES. MONOLOGUES A SPECIALTY. 

A REAL NOVELTY I At liberty, young men, 
hesdliner abroad, possessing colors turs soprsno 
voice like "Male Pattl" sad Imitating in full 
dreaa females of all classes snd astioaslities, 
also Tettraitni, Sarah Bernhardt and Elsie 
Jam's j triflers save postage. INTERNAT- 
IONAL, Variety. Ne w York. 

AT LifciKfV-V6UKe tAbV pIanIST: 

CAN PLAY RAG OR CLASSICAL MUSIC 
ALSO PLAY WITH ORCHESTRA. MISS R. 

M., VAIHETY. 

AT LIBERTY* yoong man, lust finished with 
big time set: csa plsy straight or juvenile; 
good voics. Write. W. A.. Variety, New York. 

BOOKING FIRST CLASS ACTS for cabarets 
throughout the United Statea, Canada and 
South America. BILLY CURTIS, Gaiety Thea- 
tre Btdg., Room 601, New York. 



CALL ON ME If you are in need of a song 
to fit your act. I am now located at 1481 
Broadway, Suite 1004, and am making a ape- 
cialty of exclusive songs. HARRY L ROBIN- 
SON. 

C6MEDJAN (AGE 20) WISHES T6 J6IW 



BURLE 
STOCK 
N. Y. 



SOL 
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VE OR VAUDEVILLE ACT OR 
MP ANY. L CHASEM, VARIETY, 



DANCING PARTNER WANTED. Spsni sTTor 
French preferred. Address WILSON, Hildoaa 
Court. 341 West 45th St., Apt. 410. 

DANCING PARTNER WANTED. Young lady 
who can do good apecialty. Write ARCHIE 
SMITH. 738 Lexington Ave.. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

DESIRABLE OFFICE WITH SEPARATE 
WATTING ROOM, TELEPHONE AND SER- 
VTCE: ROOM 421. 1493 BROADWAY. 

FIRST CLASS FEMALE IMPERSONATOR 

wishes engagement in Burleanue, Musical 
Comedy, Vaudeville or Fashion Show. Besuti- 
ful make-up; immaculate appearance. Have 
wardrobe of gorgeous costly new gowns, none 
better. Reliable people only. Pelletier, c/o 
Bernard. 615 W. 135th St.. New York City. 

FOR SALE-SIX SOLID OAK DrNING 
ROOM CHATRS. REASONABLE. MUST 2E 
SOLD OUTCKLY. PARTY LEAVING TOWN. 
F. C. VARIETY. NEW YORK. 

GIRL WANTED for tight wire act, or boy 
that makea up aa a girl. Steady work for right 
party. Puryear. 153 Eaat 43d St.. New York. 

LAMONTS LARGE REHEARSAL HALL, 

Broadway Theatre BHg. Open evenings. 
(Piano.) Two hours $1.00. Soecial rates for 
long periods. Bert Lamont. The Act Doctor, 
6483 Bryant. 506 Putnam Bldg., New York. 

LARGE CAMERA that has been used for 
professional work. Will be sold at a sacrifice. 
Morton. Variety. New York. 

LET ME WRITE THAT NEW ACT. Best 
referencea and guarantee. Stamp for reply 
Interviews by appointment. Mary Thayer, 
V-21°0 Broad St., Providence, R. I. 



Kervllle Family 
Evelyn 4 Dolly 
HIP (ubo) 
Danger's Csnlnes 
Stephens A Bordeaux 
Mcintosh Mus Maids 
(Thre#» to SIM 

YONOR (loew) 
Florens Duo 
Daisy Leon 
Ro*e « Ellis 
Clifton « Kramer 
Townsend Wilbur Co 
Smith a Troy 
Ahearn Troupe 

Trewtow, N. J. 

TAYI.OR (ubo) 

2d hair (S-S) 

Canarls a Cleo 

Belden A Miller 

"Club Mstes" 

Reno • Williams 

Swsn a Msek 

Gordons A Kangaroo 

Troy, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
(Albany split) 
1st half 
The Hennlnee 
Dorothy Brenner 
Clark a Hamilton 
George Armstrong 
Pederson Broa 
(One to fill) 

T T ?«en W. Y. 
COLONIAL (nbo) 
John Oelger 
John R Gordon Co 
Valerie Sisters 
Baker a Rogers 
Garden Belles 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Rublnl a Martini 
Irving a Ward 
Hasel Kirk 6 

(roar to til) 



VaspasTfr, H. C 
ORPHEUM 
4 Marx Bros 
Comfort a King 
Bessie Rem pel Co 
Doc O'Nell 
"Five of Clubs" 
Bogsrt Co 
Moore a Haagar 
Victoria. B. C. 
PANTAOES (p) 
Wilson's Lions 
Bert Touhey Co 
Lewis A Lake 
Grlndell A Bather 
Arno Antonio 8 
W««»o. Ten. 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(0-7) 
Lala 8elblnl 
G Aldo Randegger 
"Raoe of Man' 1 
Porter J White Co 
Olive Drl«eoe 
Nellie Nichols 
Virginia Dancers 
Wnlln Wnlln. Wash. 
LIBERTY (ah-wva) 

(«) 
(Sams bill playing 
Empire, No Taklml, 
11) 
Thlesen'a Pets 
Calvin A Thornton 
Millard Bros 
IjiVlgre PUtere 
Dsve Thnrshy 
DeKoeh Troupe 
Wfmh Inert aa 
KEITHS (ubo) 
KoslofT Ballet 
Robt T Haines Co 
Rooney A Rent 
Bailey A Cowan 
Joe Cook 

Diamond A Rrennan 
Alfred Bergen 



UBARAY MISSION TABLE, la goad coadl- 
tion. Will sell cheap. Mustbe sold at oace. 
Mission Table, Variety, New York. 

NEW SILK CERISE VELVET CYKE DROP 
snd border— C-O—JOxeo green stage cloth. Ball 
trunks for sane. Cost twelve hundred. Sell 
three hundred. Address Boa 25, Variety, New 
York, 

PIANIST— At liberty. Good accompanist for 
aingers; can also play for pictures. Write, 
Miaa P.. Variety. New York. 

SAN FRANCISCO-Well located fire roof 
theatre in Fillmore street center, about 1,500 
scats, for lesse or for sale on very reasonable 
terms. Apply to Rlaaco A Mayer, Akasar 
Theatre, San Frsndsco, Cslif. 

SEVERAL magic ePHcTs-IN VERY 

GOOD- CONDITION. CAN BE SEEN BY AP- 
POINTMENT. PARTY LEAVING TOWN. 
WRITE AT ONCE. MAGIC, VARIETY, NEW 
YORK, 

SKETCH***. ACTS AND TAB. Comediee otf 
the better class written to order. Terms to 
suit your convenience. Billy De Rose, 103 N. 
Mich., South Bend, Indians. 

TWENTY COSTUMES USETJ IN ClRL A«, 
USED TWO MONTHS. WILL SELL AT A 
SACRIFICE. COSTUMES, VARIETY. NEW 
YORK. 

UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER, OLD MODEL. 
VERY GOOD CONDITION. CAN BE SEEN 
BY APPOINTMENT. GORDON, VARIETY. 
NEW YORK. 

UNUSUAL SACRIFICE, Five fibre cases 
containing 25 oak lobby frames, 20x32 ins. Re- 
enforced corners with hangera. Like new. C. 
Shye. 121 Weat 72nd St., New York. 

VELVET DROPS. VELOUR DROPS MADE 
TO ORDER. LO WEST PRICES IN CITY. 
GRAINGER SCENIC STUDIO, 321 PUTNAM 
BLDG.. NEW YORK. . 

V1CTROLA AND RECORDS. LARGE OAK 
CARTNET. WILL SELL AT ONCE. PARTY 
LEAVING TOWN. CANNOT CARRY SAME 
MAKE OFFER. JEAN, VARIETY, NEW 
YOR K. 

VIRGINIA B. NldtoLS-Speclal aonga. Ex 
aluaive 2-acts on band. Now using my songs, 
Eddie Foy and "Hitchy-Koo." Strand Theatre 
Building. Suite 321. Phone 4649 Bryant. 

WANTED dwarf able to box. Must be strong. 
Bob Dohn. 229 Weat 38th St.. New York. 

WANTED producing comedian. Soubrette 
who can get booking for tab. Partnership. I 
will furnish everything else. Address Mr. B. 
B., 537 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa. Phone 
Popular 7347W. 

WANTED, Sotihret who can aing. talk and 
dance for vaudeville act. State all in firat 
letter. Will apltt salary with right party. G. 
H. F.. Variety. N«-w York. 

YOUR WANTS SUPPUErt-Rthrarsal atudio 
2Vi hours. $1. Tslent supplied. Exoert on re- 
vising and staging faulty acts. Opening se- 
cured. Profrasional coach. Lnnis Halett, 
Ron— 4?2, Putnam BMg. Phone 1742 Bryant. 



MfClellan A Carson 
Wateranry. Coaa. 
POLT'S (ubo) 
8tan1ey Oallinl Co 
Little Jerry 
Frances Dyer 
Lulu Sutton Co 
Johnny Eekert Co 
Russian Paflnie 

2d half 
The Newmans 
Prhy Ksthryn 
"The Right Man" 
Jonla Hawatlana 
d*»nrgle Je«sell 
Palfrey Hall 4 Brown 
Wllkeai narr^ Pa. 
POLI'8 (ubo) 
(Scran ton split) 
1st half 
Juno Salmo 
Innes a Rysn 
'The New Model" 
Worth Wayten 4 
Levltatton 

V4 r lnntaesr 
ORPHEUM 
Hrams a McTrtyre 
Bernard a Janla 
Harry Beresford Co 
Stuart Barnes 
RUb Roys 
Valnova's Gypsies 
Apda1e'« Animals 

PANTAOES (p) 
"S>erman was R'ght" 
Hope Vernon 
Fat Thompson Co 
Lee Hop Co 
Harvey S 
Bob Albright 

STRAND (wva) 

<»1-2) 
(asms Mil playing 

Grand. Grand Forks, 

N D. 10-12) 
Clifton •Dale 



Allen C Plerlot Co 
Tennessee Trio 

Woreester, Mass. 

POLI'8 (ubo) 
Bro.»dv*sy Dno 
Rawson a> Clair 
8eho#n a Walton 
Musical HleMsndsrs 

2d half 
Stsgpole A 8nlre 
Chas Mora II Co 
Newhoff a Phsls 
Willie Bros 

PLAZA (nbo) 
Fd * Helen Tji Nols 
Musical Shtrlevs 
Kelly * Morello 
Malvern Comlques 

2d hslf 
"Second ChlMhood M 
AHhnr Whltelaw 
(Three to fill) 

YAfiweratftira, O. 

KRTTH'8 HIP (ubo) 
Oantler's Tov Shop 
Del^eon a Davis 
Chas Grnpewln Co 
Panto* A llsyes 
Temnleton Oebler A H 
Dshl a Olllen 
Pl«»el a dishing 
8 Weber Girls 

Pnrls 

ALHAMBRA 
Carlton 
7 Spades 
Mrrlel 

I^ee Fsblens 
Bonalr Trio 
Haydee's Marlonotteo 
La Belle Nello 
Cole de Lasso 
Tvonns Oraavllls 
Costos Dogs 



VARIETY 



tf 




. MADAME JEWELL 

presents 

THE ORIGINAL 

JEWELL'S MANIKINS 

In Their Latest Production 

"CIRCUS DAY IN TOYLAND" 

featuring 

Mile. Fifi and her 
Group of Performing: Manikin Lions 

The only Manikin Lions in Captivity 

At the PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK, NOW 

Direction, ALF. T. WILTON 



NEWS OF THE FILM WORLD. 

"Hell's Crater" to the title of the Oraos 
Cunard Aim r<lmid Jan. 14. 



Ruth Christie, who to making her debut In 
Alms, will ba first aata la "The Ooldea Goose." 

William Bernard la now with the Select 
Pictures Corporation, Saa Francises, In the 
■ales department 

In aboet four weeks the U will release a 
serial, with Eddie Polo at the featured play- 
er. It will be styled "The Bulls-Bye." 

Camllls Ankewtcb. of the Laaky stock com- 

Kny, has chsnied her name to Marcla 
inon. 



"Morgan's Raiders" will be released Feb. 
4. It will have Violet llersereaa as lto prin- 
cipal player. 

Two future releases (Sunshine) will be 
"Shadows of ner Past," Jan. 6, and "Are 
Married Policemen 8ale?'', Jan. 18. 



Pathe's new serial, "The Hidden Hand," 
will be plsyod In all the theatres on the 
Pantagee c.rculL 

Msrths Mrnsfleld will be Harold Lockwood'e 
lending woman In hla next feature, "Broad- 
way biiL" 

Paralta has signed a contract with man- 
agers of Umpire, 8an Antonio, for their plo- 
turee to be shown nine' consecutive days. 

Douglas Fslrbsnks Is new beaded for Texas, 
the scene of his neat picture, to bo directed by 
Art Rosson. 



"Dodging a Million," Goldwyn'a newest pic- 
ture, su.-rlpg llabls Normsnd, Is rapidly 
nesrlng eompletlon; directed by Oeorgo Loane 
Tucker. 



"The Everlasting Struggle," through the 
courtesy of Hsrry Rapf, was shown at the 
Lamb's Club, Dec 80. 



Jesse J. Goldberg has signed a contract 
with the Ivan, snd will set ss eicluslve ealea 
representstlve for thst organisation. 

W. H. Cluns's "Tbs Eyes of the World** snd 
"Rsmons," which have been takea over by 
8hsllenberger 4 Priest, are being sold on the 
state rights market. 

•The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds'* to the) title 
of the historical photoplay on the career of 
Alexender Hamilton, to bo presented by World 
this month. 

Unless rdmlsslon prices ere reload, finan- 
cial disaster will soon overtake the picture 
Industry, Is cjntslned In a statement lesued 
recently by Carl Laemmle, head of Universal, 

"The Cloven Tongue" Is the title of a Rus- 
sian Art fin. to be released by Path*) Jan. 
20 as a speclsl. It deals with Russia la the 

throes of countless revolutions. 



Ralph O. Proctor has Uken over hie dutlee 
as Chicago branch manager for Pathe, euo- 
ceedlug C. W. Buun, now special repreeenta- 
tlve. 



Marguerite Clerk will begin a new produc- 
tion for Paramount, 'Prunella." adapted from 
the play of hat nsmo. It wss written by 
Granville Barker snd Laurence Housum. 



Ascber Brothers ere building a 2.000-aeat 
theatre In Rock ford. III., where the Camp 
Orant cantonment la located. It la to be 
opened some time In February. 

Albert S. ~*Vlno, scenario writer, will be 
B. A. Rclfe'e right-hand man 1o 'he arraog- 
Ing of stories for pictures atarrlng Viola 
Dana and Edith Storey at the Hollywood 
studio. 



LETTERS 

When sending for mall to VARIETY, 
address Mall Clerk 

Where C follows name, letter is In 
Variety's Chicago Office. 

Where S F follows name, letter is 
In Variety's San Francisco office. 

Advertising or circular letters will 
not be listed. 

P following name indicates postal, 
advertised -once only. 

Reg following name indicates regis- 
tered mall. 



Thomss H. Ince wss surprised at the Art- 
craft stMd'os Christmas dsy. when the em- 
ployees hai.de i him e mlnk-llned motor coat, 
robe and full equipment William 8. Hart 
made toe presentation 



Abbott Edith 
Adelr Belle 
Adair Jean 
Adams Fred 
Adsms Rsymond 
Albert Mrs Nat 
Allard Burton 
Allen Ida 
Allen Miss Tommy 
Allen Mr 8 Mrs Searl 
Allmsa Chas 
Almood Mrs Tom 
Altmsn Dsvld 
Alvares 8 Marte!l (P) 
Amorce Werner Bros 
Anders Glen 
Andrue Cecil 
Anger Lou 
Archer Robert 
Armstrong Ben 
Armstrong Oeo 
Armstrong Will 
Astslr Kred 8 A 
Aster Edith 
Aster Harry 
Athens 
At wood Vera 
August Maxim 
Ayres Ada 



Baker Buddy 
Baker Mildred (P) 
Baldwin Blair 8 Co 
Baley 8 Patay 
Banta Oeo 
Barlow Bllley 
Barlow Hattlo 
Barlow Louise 
Barlow Major 
Barnsrd Murray 
Barnell Betty 
Barnes Mr 8 Mrs J 
Barnes Mr 8 Mrs T R 
Barney Violet 
Bsrns Dsvs 
Barton Joe 
Bessett 8 Bailey 
Baxley 8 Porter 
Baxter Mr 8 Mrs 8 
Belldalr Nat 
Belmar Ruth 
Belmont Rolfo 
Benson Mlaa Bonnie 
Benton Hsrry 
Bent ley Mrs F 
Bergen Alfred 
Bernsrd 8 Meyers (P) 
Bernsrd 8 8carlh 
Bernle 8 Baker 
Berra Mabel 
Bert rand Eudoxle 
Bevall Jane 
Beverly R 
Billings Jamee J 
Birmingham Miss V 
Blxler Esrl M 
Blsck Betty 
Blair Eugenie 
Blair Harry (P) 
Blake A B 
Bland Dolly 
Blett Win 
Boas Howard M 
Boln Nan 
Boyle Joba 
Boy no Hatel O 
Bretll Hiram 
Brenner Dave 



Breton Fred 8 
Brlekmoat Chick 
Brlerro 8 King 
Briscoe Olive 
Biitt Oeo (P) 
Broad billy 
Brodle Sylvia 
Brewer Walter 
Brown Al W 
Brown Harry (P) 
Brown Mr 4 Mrs 

Raymond 
Brown Russell (P) 
Bruce Lsogdoa U 
Bruce Msdgo 
Brunette Henry J 
Brunette Evelyn _ v 
Brunettes Cydlng(P) 
Bunch Dolly 
Burton Ethel 
Burton Gideon 
Bussk Clerenos 
Byera Carrie 
Byrce Jack 



Cafferty 8 Camp (P) 
Cafferty Mr 8 Mrs N 
Csllfornls Packers 
Cantwell 8 Walker 
Carbrey Mrs J (P) 
Carlton 8 Williams 
Carlton Doc 
Carmaay Ocorgia <P> 
CaruieB Karl 
Carpenter A dais Ids 
Carter O D 
Castelleno T 
Cavallne Msrla J 
Csvsrly Frank 
Chapelle Yvonne 
Chas Dove 
Chsso Dorothy 
Checker M 
CbUholm Mr 8 Mrs 

(P> 
Chosts Msttto 
Christie Ous 
Cbrlstls Kenneth 
Clslro Jsck O 
Claire Merlon 
Claire Nell (P) 
ClerkO Duster Mlaa 
Clsrko Mrs Wilfred 
Clerk Mrs Eddie 
Clsrk Frank 
Clark's Hawsllans(P) 
Classon Bitters 
Clayton Mr 8 Mrs J 

Clayton Uns 
Cleveland Clsude 8 M 
Clifford Larry 8 8 
Clifton Wm 
Cody Vera 
Cole Alloc (P) 
Cole Chas 
College Quintette 
Collins Dancing 
Combine Garfield L 
Conlln Rey 
Connell M A 
Conrad Con 
Coughlaa Larry 
Cougblln Francos 
Cos Florence P 
Coyne U <P) 
Crawford Mr 8 Mrs 
Crawford Harold 
Crelgbton Aractto 
Crelghion Mary 



Crews Laura H 
Cromwell Billy 
Cross caaa 
Crowell Mable 
Cuiaano Martin 
CuUen Frank 
Cunningham Joan 
Curila a Gilbert 
Cuthbert Rupert 



Dalley 8 Parks 
Dailey Robert 
Dalhenl Oeo 
Dale Carrie 

Daniels Mr 8 Mxa W 
Darosy Jo* (P) 
D'Axmond Isabel 
Daring Daru 
Davla Daa WIU 
Davie JasoBhlao 
Davy Oertrudo 
Daw Marjnria 
Day Marion A 
Decker Paul 
Da Forrest Miss P 
DoOrant Oliver 
Deiaoey Miss P 
Dal Lard OUda 
Dasjhsrost 8 Colletto 
Do Milt Oertrudo 
Dsmnesr Mr 
Den Fung Que 
Dormody Jos (P) 
Dovlne Marks 
DoVoo Nellie 
Dickinson Homer (P) 
Dtek Wm 
Dobaoo Frank 
Dolan 8 Lenharr 
Donor Tod 
Donovan Fannla 
Douglas Family 
Deuglses Dudley 
Dowaard 8 Downard 
Downing BUI 
Deydesd J M 
Dressier Wm 
Duffney Louis 
DuBy 8 Montague 
DuBy Babe 
Duntoy 8 Merrill 
Dupoot Brownie 
Dura Sam 
Duval Aglae 
Dyson Hal 
Dyso Jsa (P) 



Earl 8 Sunshine 
Earla Orabam 
Early 8 Lslght 
Ernest Arthur (P) 
Eary 8 Eary (P) 
Edlsoa Mlaa P J (P) 
Edwards 8 Hughes 
Edwards Mr 
Edwards O 
Edwards Sarah M 
Egan Oeo 
Egbert Edna 
Eldredge Julia 
Elliott Pearl 
Ellmore Oeo 
El I wood Paul 
Elmlna Mile 
El Rey Flo 
Emerson Mr 8 Mm H 
Emmett Hugh J 
Bpallly Jules 
Escardo Maud 
Eshelman Clara 
Esmond Mlaa B 
Espe 8 Dutton 
Everett Gertrude 
Everett Msrle 
Everett Paul 
Everltt Ruth (P) 
Even Prank 



Faber Earl 

Pagan Noodles 
Fshy Mickey 
Fallon 8 Ooea (P) 
Farmer 8 Glynn 



Farrell Miss F 
Farrell Mrs Jack 
Faust 8 Faust 
Fay Eva 
Fay Ous* 
Fellows Bflle 
Ponton Rome 
Ferdlnead Fred 
Fern Davla 
Fern Herry 
Ferry Mre Wm 
Field Ocraldlno 
Figaro Jack 
Flnley Irene 
Flugerald Dick 
Fltsgerald 11 V 
Fleming Kethleen (P) 
Florentine Trio 
Tlynn Joe 

Fogarty Mr 8 Mrs F 
Fogsl Clyde 
Foletto Mr 8 Mrs 
Foley 8 O'Nell (P) 
Foley Jsck 
Forbes Ms Hon 
Fore* 8 Will lama 
Ford Mr 8 Mrs Ed 
Ford Edwin 
Ford Mrs Welter L 
Ford Wm 
Four Entertalaars 
Fos Eva B 
Fox Oeo II W 
Francis 8 De Mar 
Francis Adelo 
Francis D - 
Francis Jim 8 A 
Francis Mss 
Franclfls Frankle 
Franclttl Peg 
Franks! Milton (P) 
Frank John (P) 
Franklin Kids (P) 
Franklyn Wilson 
Freer Joe 

Fredericks 8 Palmer 
Freemen Jsck 
Frledmso Jerry 
Friend 8 Downing 
Friend Mr 8 Mrs Al 
Fulcber Vera 
Fuller Mr 8 Mrs M M 
Futurlstle 



Gabby 8 Clsrk 
Gsllerlnnl SUters 
Gslllnl 8tsnley 8 Co 
Oengler Jsck 
Gordon Geo 
Oeylee 8 Rsymond 
Osylord Boaalo 
Gay 8a Una 
Oeer Edw 
Oeneblele Mlea 
Georgia Sem 
Gibbons Bisters 
Globe Henry D 
Glbeoo Hardy 
Gllleeple Pauline 
Gillette Chas B 
G Minors Barney 
Gllmore Francis J 
Gllmour Boyd (P) 
Glleon Esrl 
Glrsrd Frank 
Gladstone Billy B 
Glenn Dalay 
Oluckstone H 
Glynn Harry 
Ooldlere Ollle 
Goldlng Mr 8 Mrs C 
Oolet W J 
Goodman Glrsrd B 
Gordon 8 Rica 
Gordon Bert 
Gordon Mr 8 Mrs L 
Gordon Nell 
Gordon Stella 
Gorman Eugene F 
Oortnen John P 
Gould Billy 
Gould Vealta 
Orsdy Mr 8 Mrs J 
Grauewln Mr 8 Mrs O 
Orapsell Olivia 
Graves Guy 
Graves Lillian 
Gray Chris 
G reeves W B 
Orlfiln Uaael (P) 



Grtffln Jimmy 
Griffith Martle 
Guluan 8 James 
Qwynne 8 Gocoette 



Hsle Bob 
He ley Grace 
He Men Emma 
Helleo 8 Fuller 
Hall Billy "Swede" 
Hell Rey J 
Hamilton Harry 
Hamilton Mre 8 
Hamlin 8 Mack 
Henlon Dick 

Sarcourt Geo 
ercourt Leslie 
Hardy Adelo 
Hsrklns Jemes 
Hermon T 
Hsrrlsoo Chss 
Hsrrlson Minnie B 
Hsrrls Den 
Hsrrls Tommy 
Harrold Orvllle 
Hertmsn Mr 8 Mrs L 

<P) 
Hsrt Mr 8 Mrs ■ M 
Hsrt Hslen 
Hsrt Jsck 

Hsrtwell Mr 8 Mrs P 
Hsrtwlg Marla,^ P) 
Henrey Jane 
Haskell Loser 
Hsslam Hasel 
Hsyco Psul 
Hsyee Cstherlno 
Heyee Gertrude 
Hsynee Lawrence 
Hayward Stafford Co 
Haywood Ella (P) 
Hearn Harry 
Hearn Miss J 
Heern 8s m (P) 
Hedges 8 Hedgee 
Helda A 
Handler HI rebel 
Herbert 8 Dennis (P) 
Herman Csrl 
Hertleln Mre T 
Hlckev W II 
Hill Ed (P) 
Hlnckle 8 Msy (P) 
Hlnes M M 
Hlte Bellle 
Hoffmen Frances 
Hogsn Mrs C 8 
Hogsn Helen 
Hofbrook Klorence 
Holden Jack 
Holder Ed 
HoIIIm Prank 
HollMer Leonard D 
Holiiian Harry 
Holmea 8 Le Vera 
Holmes Knrl 
Holmes Mr 8 Mrs F 
Homburg it Lee 
Homburg Mrs B 
Hopkins Jim 
Houghton Miss M 
Houlsby Mrs J R 
Houston A Volerls 
Houwton Arthur J 
Howard 8 Allan 
Howard Cliaa (P) 
Howard Great 
Howard Mr 8 Mrs H 
Howard James W 
Ilowsison 8 Sway bell 

(P) 
Howe Dert 
Howe Dorothy 
Hoyt's Minstrels 
Hoyt Frnncls 
Hoyt Ruth (P) 
HuWord Julia 
Hughes Geo 
Hunter 6 Codfrey 
Hunting 8 Fronds 
Hunt Mav A 
Hurley Mrs Erlgar 
UtiHftry f>o ( P> 
Huston Mm Da rone W 
Hyams Mortimer 
Hyett Dan 



Ibach Lloyd 



Inglta Jack 

Irwin Mr 8 Mrs Chas 



Jackson Harry J 

Jacobs lona 

Jamee 8 Oulran 

Jsmes Waller 

Jaquetta 

Jason Lily 

Jennings Miss Billy 

Jerome 8 Carson 

Jolley Edw 

Joleon Mr 8 Mrs H • 

Jonothan 

Jonee 'Billy" (P) 

Jonas Irving 

K 
Ksne J 

Kerroll Dolly 
Ksuffmsn Ida 
Ksy Klity 4 

Ksy Sara ^ 

Keerley Mr 8 Mrs H 
Kssrney John 
Keating Mies 
Keeler Maaao Co 
Kseley Helen (P) 
Keene 8 Wllllama (P) 
Kelfer F ■ 
Kslgard W F 
Keller Merle (P) 
Keller Marjorle (P) 
Kelly 8 Boyd (P) 
Kelly 8 Morallo 
Kelly Harry 
Kelly Mabel 
Kelly T W 
Kelly Welter 
Kelso Harry 
Kemps The 
Kenedeye Dancing (P) 
Kennedy Mr 8 Mrs / 
Kenny 8 Hollle 
Kenny 8 Walsh 
Keno BUI , 
Keougb Thos J 
King Mrs CooU 
King Geo 
King Mead 
Klrby Tboe 
Kltro Ketsn 
Kltley T 
K no lip Bob 
Knuftsl Beatfieo J 
Koblloer Hannah 
Koaloff Theo 
Krelloer Wm 8 



Lsbn John 
LsCosta 8 Clifton 
LaGraclosa (P) 
Lamed rid Nlta 
LaMallce Arthur 
Lambert 8 Ball 
Lambert Jobo H 
Lambert Nathalie 
La Monde Beanie 
LaMooler Mabel 
Lane Geo W 
Lane Hslen (P) 
Lansing Bob 
La Page Chas 
Larlne 8 Crawford(P) 
Larson Louise 
Latell May.. 
Latham May 
LaTour Babe 
Loughlln Margaret 
Laursen Denny 
Lavall Klla (P) 
La Vane re 
Lavcen 8 Cross 
LaVelle JrhsIo B 
Lawler C D 
Lawless Mszlo 
Lawrence Miss Lou 
Layman Miss 8 (P) 
Lcarh Harriet 8 F (P) 
Lcavltt Kittle 
LeClalr John 
Lc-Clalr W O 
Lee A Dennett 
Lee Mamie 
Lee Marlon (P) 
LeOroh Charlotte 
Lehr Lew 
Lelahlon Bert E 
Lelsnd" The 
LeMalre Geo 



VARIETY 



LOOK WHAT THE NEW YEAR BROUGHT 






A SURE FIRE 




COMEDY COMBINATION 



GEORGE 



SIDNEY 



MORTON and 




Formerly of 
KRAMER and MORTON 



Formerly of 
WESTON and CLARE 






The Two Black Dots 



CONCENSUS OF OPINION— BETTER THAN EVER 
STILL DOING THE BURNT CORK HEBREW FINISH 



Next Week, Jan. 7 
Keith's Theatre 
Boston, Mass. 



DIRECTION 



ARTHUR KLEIN 



Week of Jan, 
Colonial Theatre 
New York City 



Lemeaa Asa 
Leuard Lena 
Lener Mr* Dara 
Lennle Fraak 
Lenore Jack 
Leaoi Nat <F> 
Leonard Albert 
LwetH Tena 
Lester Oreat 
Letter Harry J 
Levy Lena 
Lewis And/ 
Llghtner Misses 
Linn Dana 
Llpton Jack __ 
Little Beatrice <P1 
Lltt Al 

Livingston Mrs II J 
Lloyd 4 Rehsa <P) 
Cocke Ralph J 
Loeffler ft Vernon (P) 
Loftus Tata B (P) 
Lob mar I Men 
Long vtm If 
Longton Vivian 
Loralne Peggy 
Lord Mr ft Mra Ed 
Loren* Bert 
Lorlmor Mlas M 
Lorlmor Pauline (P) 
Lorrala Mlas BUJJe 
LoretU Dee 
Lovett Beaata 
Lowry Ed 

Lucille a Cockatoaa 
Ludlow Lllllsa 
Ludwtck Mra O D 
Lutgens Hugo 
Lutt Howard II 
Lyd*trom Syd 
Lyaeb Margaret 
Lyons Joe 



Mack ft Major 

Mack Erneet 

Mack Keller 

Mack Mr a Mra WU- 

bur 
MacMabon Henry 
Makla M Henry 
Malcolm Babe 
Maley Maud 
Mallla Bart ft M 
Mallory Burton 
Mafloy Marie L 
Manning Doll 
MannnVId Hob 
Mantell l^n B 
Mantell Marlon 
Maree Ida 
Mario lr«ne 
Markee Ralpb 
Marriott* Tbe 
Msrtee Jobnay 
Martell Lillian 

M 
Martin Felice 
Ma*on Mri Mrs H B 
Ma no a Maiioo 
Ma/aholt Para (P) 



Mayhood Orrllla 
Mayo Betty 
May Mlaa E 
McCabO Levy * P 
McClure Marlet 
McConnell Arthur 
MeCulleugh Onear H 
McDarmott Maa 
McQarry Baa 
MrOlnnlH lira P 
MrGlauarallB Janata 
Mclntyrea Tbe 
McMillan a 8wer 
McNamara Nellla 
McNeill Maria 
McRee Sally C 
Medley Ml** P 
Meeker Matt 
Melroae Mr ft Mra B 
Malvern Babe 
Melville Mae 
Meredith Gypsy ft Oe 
Merke! Bather 
Merle'a Cockatooa 
Merrlgan ft Oordoa 
Merrill Freak 
Melxettl l,eoa 
Milder Charlie 
Moey RoMle 
Mentamho Mra 
Montgomery Elva 
Montrose Mlaa ■ 
Moore V trior 
Moran Thoa 
Morton Geo 
Morton Lewla E 
Most Else 
Moulton Oertle 
Mudge Maaaaret 
Muller Mm Gene 
Murdoch Mlaa J 
Murphy Mra. Geo P 
Murray Elizabeth 
Myers Julian 

N 

Nat'l City Pour 
Nevln* Josle 
NewhofT ft Pbelpa 
Newport Hal 
Newton Jim 
Nichols Millard 
Nleameyer Joe 
Nip Tom 
Noble Herman 
Noll Agnes 
NorrU Mrs C I 
North Prank 



O'Brien Nell 
O'Connor James 
OConnell Mrs Thoa 
O'Connell James 
O Connor Norah 
Olab Dlancbe 
Oliver J ami* 
O'Nell ft Wamaley 



O'Nell Peggy 
Ortb Mr I M 
Overall Jane 
Owen Jack 



ra P 



Padula Margaret 
Palfrey Mrs E W 
Pal In Leroy 
Palmer Betty 
Palmer Mlsa C ft 
Palmer Gaston 
Palmer Sydney 
Parker Pat 
Paterson IJurdella 
Pa tee Peggy 
Patten Cold win 
Penbrooke Jaa 
Penambere James 
Pet rot Mr 
Pherlgo Audrey 
Pbilbrlck Sayfta 
Phillip L C 
Phillips Art 
Pierce Edna A 
Plsano General 
Plough Albert 
Porter D F 
Powell Family 
Power* ft Wilaon 
Power* J as T 
Powers Joba ft J 
Preae M A 
Prevoat Edw 
Primrose Mra Oaa 
Prince John 
Prince Laura 
Princeton Jaek 
Puck Harry ft E 
Pullman Jacklyn 



Quealy ft Flnlay 
Qullta Craiy 
Quintan Daa 
Qulnn Roars 
Quirk Jaae 



Rafael Dave 
Kamey Marie 
Randcgger Aide 
Randow Eugene 
Ran "dale Vera 
Rapoll M 
Rath Wo 
Rauh Al 
Bayfield Dolly 
Raymond ft Caverly 
Raymond Itay 
Reavla Renee 
Reavls Ruth 
Reed ft Woods 
Rc-Knn J ok 
Re b sen Frank 
Reiner G Earl a 
Renault Francis 
Renfra J F (TEL) 
Renahaw Ulaache 
Rene Pbyllla 
Reynolda Clare V 
Reynolds Jeaele 
Reynolda Joyee 
Rhode Cecilia 
Rial P 
Rlberg Ines 



Rlcbardaoo Prank D 
Rich Guy A 
Rlcbter Eleanor 
Rleaner Chuck 
Rigtoold Nola 
Riley Joe 
Rlnebart Ooldle 
Ring Blanche 
Ring Julia 
Rivera Dolly 
Robinaan Obtta at (P) 
Roblson Paulina 
Rockwell ft Wood 
Rodger* Oeo 
Rooalr ft Ward 
Rondas Miss 
Ronney Mr and Mra P 
Roaedele Lllllaa 
Rosa Harry A 
Roy Dorothy 
Rusaell Jack 
Russell Mr ft Mra Rett 
Rutklna 
Ryan Allle 



flabloaky Lou 
Salinger Herbert 
Bans Pearl 
Barto Emma 
Baton Paulina D 
Scarlet ft Claudius 
Schlman E P 
Schmettan R 
Srbutz Eugene 
6cofleld ft Martin 
Scott Mike 
Bear* Wm 
Belblnl Lola 
Beldon ft Bradford 
Seymour* A U 
Sharrock* The 
Bheedy Helen 
Bhepnrd Al 
Shepard Katharine 
Sherly Fay 
Sherwood Jeanetta 
Shilling Wm 
BblmlEkr Yoahl 
Shirley Elizabeth 
Bhone llermlae 
Shone Madelyn 
Sidney Vlda C 
Skipper ft Kastntp 
Slevln James 
Smith ft Farmer 
Smith A Geo (TEL) 
Smith Betty 
Smith Eddie 
En.i:li (I L (P) 
Smith Heinle 
Smith. Phil 
Smitten Mni (P) 
Solomon Fred 
Somen* ft More* 
Bomers Perrln O 
Songster* t 
Bouthe Mr ft Mra P 
Spencer Herbert 
Spencer Marie 
Bponseller Ituth 
Bprague Paul 



Bprotte Madame H 
Btacb Mr ft Mra L 
8tagnoo1 Ada 
BtaFr Katbrym 
Stanley Hilly 
Stanton Maria 
Siapleton A rthnr 
Bt Denla B 
Bteadman Al ft P 
Stedman Robt B 
Steele ft Urlnkman 
Stein left Hyde 
Stephens Emma 
Stephens Hurray 
8tevens Wm 
Stewart Mlaa BUIle R 
Stewart Mlas B 
Stewart Mhw J 
Stewart Margaret 
Stewart Martha 
Steeeft Hayes 
Btooe Margaret 
Story K 

Stubbe Mlaa FM 
Stur Walter 
Sullivan Uaany 
8ulllvan Mrs Mack 
Buter Annie 
Sutton Harry 
Button Lulu 
Swan Marlon 
Bwor LWt, 

Bwor Mr ft Mra John 
Sylvester ft Joaea 



Tabors Throwing 
Tally Harry 
Tabor Harry L 
Taylor ft Howard 
Taylor James 
Taylor Margaret 
Tec I a Olga 
Templeton Lucie A 
Terry Frank 
Tboma* Georgle 
Thompson A I D 
Thompson J Forrest 
Thompson Stanley 
Tlghe Harry 
Tiller Bisters 
Tiller Mlsa Tommy 
Tlvoll Girls 
Toban Trio 
Toney ft Norman 
Tonge Lucy 
Toner Tommy 
Toomer Mr ft Mrs H B 
Toonieya Two 
Treennpan Florence 
Tucker Jack 
Turner ft Grace 
Tyler-8t Clair Duo 



Vakwre Evelyn 
Valentine Nan (P) 
Valy Alice 
Vance Clarice 
VanCello Mr ft Mra B 

vP) 

Van ft Bella 



Van Kitty 
Vaa Billy B 
Vaughn C ■ 
Vercl ft Vera! 
Vernon Dorla 
Veraer Maila 
Vict ro la Mr 
Vine Dava 
Vlollnsky 
Voighl Martha 
Volt Laurence P 
Voloahen Charlie 
Volunteers The 

W 
Wsds John P 
Wsdell Leo Mrs 
Wagner Chaa 
Wakefield Wanda 
Walker E 
Walker Maria 
Wall Dorothy 
Wahb Billy 
Walab Ed (P) 
Walter* ft Walters 
Ward Bros (P) 
Ward Arthur 
Ward Chaa A 
Ward Geo 
Wardette E* telle 
Warner ft Astor 
Waaaon Grace 
Waterman Mlsa T 
Wataon Bessie 
Wataon Evelyn 
Wataoa Fanny 
Wayne-Marshall ft C 
Wayne Chaa 
Webb Teddy 
Welland Florence 
Welch Tboe 
Wells A Fisher 
Werner John (P) 
Wheeler Hetty 
White Oliver ft Co 
White 8teppera 
White Trio 
Whlteatone Nathaniel 
Whiting ft Burt 
Whiting Marlon 
Wilbur Mlaa Bunny 
Wilbur Mrs Geo L 
Wtllard ft Wilaon 
Wlllard Ruth 
Willlama ft Culver 
Williams Ethel 
Wilaon Mlaa Ulllle 
Wilaon liana 
W' In lock Isabella 
Winters Irene 
Wlrth Frank 
Witney May 
Wood Melville ft P 
Wood Francla 
Wood Mr ft Mrs Will 
Wood* Helen 
Woodward Fred 
Wright Roawell 
Wrothe Mr and MrsEL 



Yard Arthur 8 
Y.pger ft Jeager 
Youde Mamie 
Young ft April 
foung Joe 
Young Margaret 
Young it 



Young Tot 
Younga Musical 



Zaroea Caaper 
Ziaka Mr 
Zollman Virginia 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 



(Jan. 7 and Jan. 14.) 

"Americans" 7 Standard St Louis 14 Engel- 
wood Chicago. 

"Army ft Nsvy Girls" 7 Majestic Scranton 
14-13 Blngbamton 10 Norwich 17 Oswego 
18-1!) Inter Niagara Falls N Y. 

"Auto Girls" 7 Howard Boston 14-10 Orpheum 
New Bedford 17-11) Academy Lowell Maaa. 

"Aviators" 7 Empire Cleveland 14 Erie 13 
Aabtabula 10 Canton 17-1U Park Youngs- 
town. 

Behman Show 7 Jacques Waterbury Conn 14- 
16 Cohen's .Newburg N Y. 

"Beat Show In Town" 7 Hurtlg ft Seamon's 
New York 14 Empire Brooklyn. 

"Biff Blng Bang" 7 Gayety Baltimore Md 14 
Cayety Philadelphia. 

"Bon Tone" Oayety Pittsburgh 14 Star Cleve- 
land. 

"Bostonlana" 10-12 Park Bridgeport Conn 14 
Colonial Providence R I. 

"Bowerya" 7 Empire Toledo 14 Lyric Day- 
ton. 

"Broadway Belles" 7 Savoy Hamilton 14 
Cadillac Detroit. 

"Broadway Frolics" 7 Gayety Buffalo 14 Co- 
rinthian Rochester. 

"Burlesque Revue" 7 Lyric Dayton 14 Olym- 
pic Cincinnati. 

"Burlesque Wonder Show" 7 Olympic Cin- 
cinnati 14 Columbia Chicago. 

"Cabaret Oris" 7 Garden Buffalo II Star To- 
ronto Ont. 

"Charming Widows" 7 Olympic New York 
14 Trocadero Philadelphia. 

"Dprlln^H of Paris" 7 Lyceum Columbus 11- 

13 Cort Wheeling W Va 10-19 Grand 
Akron O. 

"Follies of Day" 7 Orpheum Paterson 14 Ma- 
jestic Jersey City. 

"Follies of Pleasure" 7-8 Blnghamton 
Oneida 10 Oswego 11-12 Inter Niagara Falls 
N Y 14 Garden BufTiio. 

"French Frolics" 7 Star Toronto 14 Savoy 
Hnmll^n Ont. 

"Forty Thieves" 7 Empire Hoboken 14 Star 
Brooklyn. 

"Gay Morning Glories" 7 Engelwood Chicago 

14 Empire Chicago. 

"Girls from Follies" 7 Empire Chicago 14 

Majestic Ft Wayne Ind. 
"Girls from Joyland" 7 Century Kansaa City 

Mo 14 Standard St Louis. 
"Golden Crook" 7 Casino Philadelphia 14 

Mlner'a Bronx New York. 



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VARlfeTY 



FRANK 



DOYLE 



TAKES THIS MEANS OF THANKING HIS FRIENDS, MANAGERS, ARTISTS, AGENTS AND OTHERS 
FOR THEIR KIND CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND REMEMBRANCES AND WISHES 

A HAPPY NEW YEAR To Everybody. Sincerely, FRANK Q. DOYLE 






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"Grown Up Babies" 7 Victoria Pittsburgh 
14 Peon Circuit. 

Hastings Harry 7 People's Philadelphia 14 
Palace Baltimore Md. 

"Hello America" 7 Gayety Montreal 14 em- 
pire Albany. 

"Hello Girls" 7 Gayety Philadelphia 14 Ma- 
jestic Scranton. 

"Hip Hip Hurrah" 7 Colonial Providence R I 
!■» Gayety Boston. 

Howe Sam 7 Miner's Break Neir Tort 14 
L O. 

"Innocent Maids" 7 Gayety Milwaukee 14 
Gayety Minneapolis. 

Irwin's "Big 8now" 7 Gayety Washington 14 
Gayety PltUburgb. 

"Jolly Girls" 7 Gayety Brooklyn 14-16 War- 
burton Yonkers 17-10 Hudson Schenectady 

"Lady ' Buccaneers" 7 Trocadero Philadelphia 
14 So Bethlehem 15 Eaaton 10-UI Majestic 
Wilkes- Barre Pa. 

"Liberty Girls" 7 Majestic Jersey City 14 
Peoples Philadelphia. 

"Lid Lifters" 7 Erie 8 Ashtabula Canton 10- 
12 Park Toungstown O 14 Victoria PltU- 
burgb. 

"Maids of America" 7-0 Derchel Dos Moines 
Is 14 Oayety Omaha Nrb. 

"Ma jetties" 7 Columbia Chicago 14 Qayetx 
Detroit. * 



Marlon Dare 7 Gayety 8t Lonla 14 Star * 
Getter Chicago. 

"Merry Rounders" 7 Oayety Kanaaa City Mo 
14 Oayety 8t Louis. 

"Mile a Mloote OIHs" 7-0 Wsrburtoa Yonk- 
ers 10-12 Hudson Bchenecudy N Y 14-13 
Holyoka Holyoko 18-10 Qllmore Sprlngfleld 
Maaa. 

"Military aUMa" 7 Grand Trenton 14 Gayety 
Baltimore Md. 

"Mtsch!ef Makers" 7 Gayety Chicago 14 Oay- 
ety Milwaukee. 

"Million Dollar Dolls" 7 Gayety Toronto 14 
Gayety Buffalo. 

"Monte Carlo Girls" 7 CadUlac Detroit 14 
Gayety Chicago. 

"Oh Girls" 7 Casino Boston 14 Grand Hart- 
ford. 

"Orientals" 7 Majestic Ft Wayne 18-14 O 
H Terre Haute Ind. 

"Pace Makers" 7-0 Orpheum New Bedford 10- 
12 Academy Lowell Mass 14 Olympic New 
York. 

"Parisian Flirts" 7 Star Brooklyn 14 Gayety 
Brooklyn. 

"Puss Puss" 7 Gayety Boston 14 Columbia 
New York. 

"Record Breakers" 7 Star St Paul 14 Lyceum 
Dulnth. 

Reeves Al 7-0 Bsstsble Syracuse 10-12 Lum- 
ber g Utlca N Y 14 Oayety Montreal. 



"Review of 1018" 7-8 Holyoko Holyoka 0-11 

Qllmore Sprlngfleld Maaa 14 Howard Be*> 

ton. 
"Roeeland Girls" 7 Oayety Detroit 14 Oay- 
ety Toronto Ont 
Sldman Sam 7 Corinthian Ro ch es t er 14-r8 

Bastable Syracuse 17-10 Lumbarg Utlbh 

NY 
"Sight* Seers" 7 Empire Albany 14 Carta* 

Boston. 
"Social PoUlea" 7 Oayety MinneapoUa 14 Star 

Bt Paul. 
"Social Ma Ida" 7 Oayety Omaha 14 Oayety, 

Kanaaa City Mo. 
"Some Babies" 7 Lyceum DulUth 14 Oaatary 

Ksnsaa City Mo. 
"Borne Show" 7 Cohen's Newburg 10-12 

Cohens Pougbkeepale N Y 14 Hortftg A See- 

man's New York. 
"SDeedway Girls" 7-8 Cort Wheeling W Va 

0-12 Grand Akron O 14 Empire Clevolsnd. 
"Spelters Revue" 7 Star A Garter Chloago 

14-10 Berchel Dee Moines la. 
"Sporting Widows" 7 Star Cleveland 14 Mm- 

plre Toledo. 
"Stsr A Garter" 7 L O 14 Orphans* Pnter- 

son. 
"Step Lively Girls" 7 Grand Hartford 14 

Jacques Waterbury Conn. 
8ydell Rose 7 Empire Newark 14 

Philadelphia. 



"Tempters" 8-7 O H Terre Hants lad SI 

Lyceum Columbus. 
"2oth Century Maids" 7 Casino Brooklyn II 

Empire Newark. 
Watson Billy 7 Empire Brooklyn 17-10 Park 

Bridgeport Conn. 
Welch Ben 7 Columbia New York 14 Casino 

Brooklyn. 
"Wblrly Olrly Girls" T So Bethlehem 8 

Eaeton 0-12 Majeetks Wilkes- Barre Pa 14 

Empire Hoboken. 
White Pat 7 Penn Circuit 14 Grand Trenton, 
Williams Mollis 7 Pslsce Baltimore Md 14 

Gayety Washington D C. 

imutATioNAL cucurr. 

(Jan. 7.) 

"A Dangsreue Olrl" Nsthlonal Chloago. 

"A Daugnter of the Son" Orand Opera lloesjs 

Youngstown. 
"After Ones Hours" Walnut Philadelphia. 
"Her Unborn Child" Lyceum Pittsburgh. 
"Little Girl in a Big City*' "" 

York. 
"Lure of the City" Lyceum Detroit 
"Millionaire's Boa and Ship Olrl" ' 

waukee. 
"Mutt and Jeff" American Bt Lonla. 
"One Olr"e Experience" 8-4 Msjsstls 

11-12 St Joe. 




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"Peg o* Mr Heart" Imperial Chicago. 
"Prftty bal-y" Urpbeum Nashville. 
"Story of the Rotary" Prospect Cleveland. 
"The Marriage Question" Majestic Buffalo. 
"The While Slave" Grand Worcester. . 
TburMon Park Indianapolis. 
"Trail of the Lonesome Pine" Orpheum Mon- 
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"Turn Da*t the Hours" Southern Columbus. 
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" Garden Kanaaa City Mo. 



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log the bill. D'Avigneau's Imperial Duo fol- 
lowed the pictures. Working In aa artlatlo 
Oriental set, bese splendid musicians, one a 
Chinese, render operatic and popular vocal 
and Instrumental selections. The prologue to 
Pagllacci sung In Italian and Joan of Arc 
rendered In French were the high spots In the 
act. which finished In one to allow for the 
elaborate setting of the Edwards' revue. 

Tom Kerr and Edith Ensign followed with 
their violin witchery, luring the most delight- 
ful harmony from their Instruments. Their 
Incomparable violin flirtation brought the un- 
conditional surrender of the house, and left 
them warm and responsive for Gus Edwards' 
"Bandbox Revue," which followed. Edwards 
has Imprisoned in the atmosphere of his act 
the ephemeral quality for wblcb be ia famed — 
the Imprd.lon of real, undiluted Juvenility. 
In no vaudeville act in the past, not barring 
the old "School Days" act, has Edwards had 
so much youthful talent. Ceorgle Price, Cud- 
dles Edwa-da and Vlnce.i. O'Donnell are fea- 
tured. Ceorgle Is losing the evanescent quality 
of boyishness. Appropriately enough, his open- 
ing numb?: is a song about long panta. Time, 
taking aw-ty .Is Juvenility, has given him a 
whole lot in return. It has bestowed a poet- 
graduate source to bla educated limbs and baa 
finished and rounded out the timber of bis 
splendid voice. Cuddles, also beginning to 
shoot upwards, la a living promise. The beau- 
tiful little brune baa a secure niche la vaude- 


















LILLIAN WATSON presents 



LILLIAN 



BOOKED SOLID 
LOEW CIRCUIT 



WATSON 

IN SONGS 

Personal Direction, LILLIAN WATSON 
All communications to be sent direct to LILLIAN WATSON 



VARIETY 



27 



•SB* 



Servais 



LEROY-TALMA-BOSCO 



Palace Theatre, New York, Next Week (Jan. 7th) 



rllle wb«n »be reacbea tbe grown-up atage, 
and can oo longer do kid stuff. Into the 
cuddllnexa which got her the nickname there 
li creeping a new quality which makes ber 
a doggoue dangerous gal- As for Vincent, 
the "Kid hcCormack," »ull, the little repro- 
bate should worry, fllf uncanny, astonish- 
ingly dramatic renditiou of the clown's lament 
song from Fagllaccl swept the house like a 
tidal wave. 

Ooldie Krusadea and Marie Hall scored also 
In their school song. The "Laddie Boy" finale 
was so good it hurt. Ou top of the aura of 
rebponslveness and content left by Ous' kids, 
A. Robins, the walking music store, came out 
with bis bland offering and left a wake of 
breathless folks In fron» who laughed them- 
selves to exhaustion at Lis Imitations of In- 
struments » nd bis cornucopia garments, which 
yielded enough ludicrous properties to Oil a 
truck. Molly King followed (New Acts). Mrs. 
Gene Hughes & Co. In the sartorial comedy 
"Clothes," notwithstanding the terrific com- 
petition preceding ber, succeeded In continu- 
ing the complete conquest of the audience. 
The sketch was followed by ,lhe Misses Camp- 
bell, lovely and limpid curolers of Southern 
melodies, oeloved of Chicago vaudeville 
patrons, as evidenced by the claim with which 
they were greeted. The show closed with 
Henri de Vrlcs' spectacular production, "Sub- 
marine F-7," which gripped the audience so 



I cannot •Inc. I rannot dance, 

A aki-tcli I could not do; 
I rannot walk a eight wire. 

Nor lni|>erannate a Jew. 
And tr 1 tried a plaoologva, 

I'd die wiiltoiit a siiuuuie: 
But. by tlie Jumping three-day ■»»«m*^ 

1 sure emu comic-Jugule. 

0. K. SATO 

The giahbllftedest 13 minutes of senulns ehennanl- 
ganlam eeer penetratingly Mirreycd. Syno|«te: I 
come out no the atage making belter* | ain't going 
to be runny. Tl.en. after awhile, flrat thing you 
know I'm funn> at anything. Then 1 keep ou get- 
ting tinnier and funnier: then, all of a eudden, the 
audience commence laughing right out and spoil 
everything. 

I'. 8.— Home of It la original. 

Addreaa: 114 Lindas Ave.. Irvlastoa. N. J. 
Agents. "I'll do my best" and "leafe It to me." 



Anthony Andre and Co. 

in "THE BEGGAR MAN" 

Anthony Andre aa the tramp (lore excellent work. 
He la an a<tor of sterling ability and glvea an el- 
ample of character acting rarely teen on the vaurie- 
fllle at age. In hla portrayal be goes from the care- 
leu. happy-go- lucky abandon or the knight of the 
road to ibi broken -hearted father who baa found 
hit child only to loee ber. 

-Jsew Turk -Clipper." June 20. 1917. 



Women of the Theatre 

Have You 

Registered At 

The Stage Women's 

War Relief 

WE NEED YOU 

OUR ORGANIZATION STANDS WITH ALL THE 

BIG WAR RELIEFS OF THE COUNTRY. 

THE CRYING NEED FROM OVER THERE IS FOR 

MORE SURGICAL DRESSINGS. 

There are not only thousands of fresh wounds daily, 
but those of weeks' standing which must be cared for. 

PATRIOTISM AND LOYALTY SHOULD LEAD 

EVERY ACTRESS TO THE DOORS OF THE 

Stage Women'sWar Relief 

366 Fifth Avenue, New York City 

If on tour write to the New York Headquarters for information. 



thoroughly that few did I he laat-act walkout 
until the curtala rung down. Swing. 

PALACE tkarl T. Steward, mgr., Orpheum). 
— Oeorge White and Emma Hals went oa 
earlier than acbeduled at the Monday matinee. 
The whole ebow waa played more or leaa topay 
turvy, the orcbeatra ringing In at 2:43. and 
the flrat net going on at 2 :M, owing to delay 
cauaed by Oeorgeo March, tbe animal man, 
who Inalated tbat Jle tct be aet before tbe 
ahow began. Sloee March had a lot of llona 



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Tbla article bears Its PaL Na 1.154.0IM. 8cpt. S8. 11)15. 

A couple of bums wbo sre beating Uielr war 
Looking for work or a date they can play— » 
Eacb one la deter— they atop all the shows— 
X centric comedlana. both made up aa Uo'a — 
A bit with their parodies snd up-to-date chatter, 
Nest hokum comedy. Intermingled with palter - 
Dusty and dirty, but talk itry clean: 
Envelope their bralna with a wig on their bean: 
Rlcues they have none— bat what OMsaeth wealth f 




Aa long sa they scoff, snd they keep op their health— < 
Not a riot at t tinea, but tbelr work'a [••(•mount — 
Duke'a Mixture a barren, and thu count Noah ramaL. 

Foll^e th*lr trarfU. M-e/'v* f.o plan* xa r».iat. 
If you don't like their art— well, every knock la a boost. 
Excellent wardrobe It waa. years suo. 
Look at It now. It 'a raat fit for a bo. 
D"wn next to closing- that'e Juat wh*re thev fit 
Bay ALEXANOER sad FIELDS, and wall know tt'a 
a hit. 

Dlr , ilOttUIH A FTAL. 



28 



VARIETY 



























tfi 



AN OPEN LETTER 

MR. PAT CASEY (V. M. P. A.) 

MR. HENRY CHESTERFIELD (N. V. A.) 

MR. E: F. ALBEE (U. B. 0.) 

MR. MARTIN BECK (Orpheum) 

MR. MORT. SINGER (W. V. M. A.) 



San Francisco, Dec. 28. 

I, Doc Nixon, constructor and presenter of the oriental 
magical act known as THE HONG KONG MYSTERIES, 
now touring PANTAGES CIRCUIT of theatres, rcquestyour 
kind indulgence in restraining the following artists to me 
known to be at present offering and presenting my pro- 
tected magical effect known as "THE DUCK VANISH," 
wherein three or four live fowl are vanished in full view of 
the audience. This effect was presented by myself three 
seasons past in the U. B. O. houses and is on record in 
"Variety's" Protected Material Department under a very 
early date. 

The Bears (W. V. M. A.) have, I understand, purchased 
this effect from a former employee of the Hong Kong Mys- 
teries. 

Carl Rosini was shown this magical effect in detail by 
myself and has constructed same, though I refused to build 
the effect for him. 



I have also been informed that the Great Leon recently 
added this effect to his act in Boston. 

Owing to jeopardizing the managers in the houses in which 
I am appearing who are offering the public prizes for correct 
solution of this effect as presented by the Hong Kong Mys- 
teries and upon general principle of priority of presentation, 
I am asking the heads of vaudeville departments for any 
protection due me. 

If, on the other hand, any of the aforementioned artists 
can prove their right of priority of presentation I will 
openly apologize to them for this letter. Otherwise I ask 
them to remove this effect from further presentation. 

Thanking all concerned for any favors shown, I am, 

Respectfully yours, 



DOC NIXON 



Hong Kong Mysteries 



BILLY 



VBLMA 



SINGING 



FARRELL and NATTS0N 

HIGH-CLAM OOMHDT SKETCH AJtTlSTS 
TALKING BCCKNTKIC DANCING NUMBERS 



Address DAD'S HOTEL. Philadelphia, Pa. 



BITS 
<N. Y. A.) 



gnawing at the ban of their cagea there 
no one snxlouo to argue with the tempera- 
mental lion tamer. All that made the show eo 
late that the manager, wisely enough, de ci ded 



to play nil feeturo aeta before 
crdwd started tearing for trains. 

The natty and feather- footed While preeeated 
Miss Halg aa the aocceeaor to Lucille Cavaa- 
augh, his former supporting company. Was 
Halg will do; In fact. Mies Half old. She 
has the gracee of youth, which belaece her 
rather attractive Inexperience. This must act 
be taken to mean that she has not learaed how 
to dance. But she does not have that hraah 
assurance of the women who hare doae atope 
eo long that they hare forgotten whoa they 
didn't, and who are past the period where 
they can believe they have eomethlag left to 
learn. ' White, himself, who la a veteran, 
chimed In with the atmosphere of dlHdonoc 
In a rother charming little talk ho gave him- 
self none the beet or it, and showed gratitude 
and anxiety to please rather than cocksure 
confidence. 

This act eeemed appreciative at the dis- 
tinction of headlining one of the fast sat and 
foremost vaudeville houees In the world The 
routine was varied and swift. White never 
worked better, end Mies Halg drew aha aad 
sighs of admiration with her slenders sec, her 
willowy revealments, and her staaalag cos- 
tumes, notably the sleeveless sailor Moose, 
which waj s dream. The tore haa headline 
merit, and need not lose eleep over Ita future 
with the present personnel and material. 

Franklyn Ardell, the Impudent and aoa- 
chalant kldder. returned to local vaudeville 
and captured the laugh hit with hie "Wife 
Saver" sketch — monologue supported by a 
deaf and dumb stenographer (Marjorle Sheldon 
played that role), who acted ae a apleadld 
foil. The Pour Haley Sifters preceded him, 
with singing that Just took care of Itself. 



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and comedy done by the basso profundo sister, 
who does a cross between Florence Moore aad 
Charlotte Greenwood. The girls line up with 
a view to letting the observing eye down 
easily, and. In Number 8 position, did credit 
to the spot. 

Vardon and Perry ebacted their familiar 
routine with their ueual applause auoocce 
then registered a novslty by sending a ehlckea 
wearing ooirody shoes acroes the stage. The 

My 

New Year's 

Greetings 

BIG HIT AT PALACE 




HVfJYi 



"LITTLE JERRr 



Diminutive Dancer Shows 

Ability — Ionia Produces 

Dream Music 



"Little Jerry** is easily the biggest hit on 
the bill at the Palace for the first half of 
this week. Jerry Is a dwarf with a powerful 
voice and lots of personality. The audience 
Is with him from start to finish, lie puts 
over several popular songs and supplements 
them with duuelug ability that sceuis re- 
markable for one of such diminutive stature. 

— Hartford "Dally Coaraat," Tuesday, Job. 1, 
Ills. 



J 



Little Jerry, who Is about four feet high. 
speaks lor hlmscir. NY bile be is not dis- 
played in the glaring advertisements, he 
proved himself to be oue of the most popu- 
lar singers and dancers and put over oue of 
the best "singles" that has been here for 
some time. His rendering of "A Little Love, 
a Little Kiss" made a big bit and the ap- 
plause that greeted bis efforts to entertain 
was voluminous.— Hartford "Daily Times/* 
Tuesday, Jan. 1, Ills. 

Little Jerry* perhaps, carried off the hon- 
ors for popularity. Jerry is hurdly tuller 
than his own hat; but be displayed a smile, 
and a style, and a grand voice for so small 
a body.— Hartford "Evening Past." Tuesday, 
Jaa, 1, Ills. 

Personal Direction 

I. KAUFMAN 

Broadway Thea. Bid?., New York 



VARIETY 



29 



HAROLD A. CLARKE 



Anther ef BBRMINB 8HONE? preeeat ntMMhl rantastia caa*«dr. new act f.r COLB. 
RUSSELL and DAVIS, and nxn fer WILLIAM BOCK and PBANCES WRITE. CECIL 
CUNNINGHAM. MINNIE ALLEN. CHARLOTTE PARRY and many .th.r .taadard tcU. 

Address VARIETY, New York 



HARVEY and DeVORA Trio 

BERT MILLIE JOHN DOUGH 



"A DARKTOWN CABARET" 

Foorth Bacc«aaful Year La.w Cirenlt 



VINCENT and CARTER 



BOOBBD SOLID W. V. ML A. 



onuKmotf. Holmes & Dudley 



M Am now with Mr. Poll" 



(Not fsr from Home) 



FRANK DOBSON 



Direction. MAX HAYES 



THIS WEEK 
ORPHEUM 
ST. LOUIS 



MERLE'S COCKATOOS 



Next Week (Jan. 7) 
ORPHEUM 
MEMPHIS 






STETSON and HUBER 



W. V. M. A. 
Direction, WAYNE CHRISTY 



affect was a fowl Imitation of Chaplin, and 
tore a scream out of tbe concerted throat of 
the house. This chicken v. as a real chicken — 
not the kind that eats In rstauranta. 

Pern, Btglow and Mehan opened with their 
superior .umbling and rough comedy. Having 
the advantage of a full bouse seated for three 
quarters of an hour the trio Lad an audience 
somewhat beyond Its customary apeed and 
degree of attention and seemed ill at ease 
therefore ; maybe It was because tbe audience 
was fldglty over tbe long delay that tbeae 
bouncing fallows were uneasy. Anyway, tbey 



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didn't get much, and raced through and went 
on their way without Interference. 

Wilbur Mack, . Nella Walker and company 
never wavtred In "A Pair of Tickets," Mack's 
smart and high-pressure small talk and cross* 
fire. This act haa class fur tbe optic and the 
ear-drum, and makes vaudeville pat Itself 
with pride. 

Dlero, on after 5, held the house with his 
piano accordeon, from which he squeezed many 
and varied harmonies. Varck and his family, 
human and leonine, closed drearl!*, with half 
hia act a moving picture at a ttn.e far too 
late to get Interest concentrated on a screen, 
and the second half all pantomime, with too 
much detail and delay before getting to the 
point; tbe on y reason for tbe act, the animal 
performance, which was excellent, but un- 
appreciated tecause of ill-advised showman- 
ship — too much of It Latt. 

LINCOLN HIPPODROME (Win. McOowan, 
mgr. ; W. V. M. A., agents).— Tbe last edition 



ItlS 



Now C«»«i 



1118 



TROVELLO 

AMERICAN VENTRILOQUIST 
Presenting 
-THE AVIATING CHAUFFEUR- 
WELL, AINT THAT HOT CORN? 
New, Novel and Original. 




Happy New Year 

NAT KAMERN 

Orchestra Leader 
B. F. EeJta's Royal Theatre. New York 




Three Dashing Yonng Maids 

and a Real Comedian 

Singing, Dancing, Comedy, Cycling 

United Tim* Booked Solid 

Direction 

KAUFMAN & HYDE 

Broadway Theatre Bldf.. New York City 



TO ARTISTS 



Mr. E. F. Albee: 

Just read you are to have "Agents' Set Rules." 
While you are making them, do something about 
the twenty per cent commission we are paying. 
If you are tied up with a United agent, and you 
have a few weeks open, he books you on the Loew 
or Fox time, through another agent. He gets his 
ten per cent., the office five, and the other agent 
five. With the war tax on our railroad fares, and 
trying to do our bit in other ways, you see where 
we get off. Do something about this, and you will 
have the good wishes of every act in show busi- 
ness. (Signed) "Twenty Per Cent" 









The above anonymous letter should be given 
no consideration, as the writer didn't have the 
courage to attach his name. I find in this, how- 
ever, an opportunity to say a few things to the 
artists in this respect. If you book through the 
United Booking Offices, you pay five per cent. If 
you have a personal representative, custom and 
reason demand that his fee should not be more 
than five per cent. If you pay more than this, you 
are doing it on your own responsibility, and have 
no right, morally or legally, to complain. If a 
representative, or agent, that serves the United 
Booking Offices finds it impossible to book you 
here, then you are under no obligation to him; 
and, if you go to any other booking office, such as 
Mr. Loew's, Mr. Pantages', Mr. Fox's, Mr. Moss\ 
etc., and the agents or representatives connected 
with that office book you. your former represen- 
tative in the United Booking Offices should be 
given no consideration whatever. In this way you 
would not be paying twenty per cent., if such a 
thing exists, as per the above letter, but would pay 
your representative five per cent. Anvthing more 
than that you yourself are to blame for. 

This office is open at all times to any complaint 
in reference to a violation on account of a demand 
for an excessive fee bv an aeent or representative. 
If such a condition exists, and vou complain of the 
same, I will guarantee that you will be protected 
as far as this office is concerned, and I am very sure 
all the other managers will do the same. 

If whoever wrote this letter had given me the 
name of the representative or ae-ent and the 
amount that he had paid, he would have been do- 
ing his share towards rectifying what some artists 
contend exists but never comnlain of to the nroper 
authorities. Instead of using it for sidewalk iros- 
sin, if you want to help clean up alleged condi- 
tions in vaudeville- do your nart and vou will find 
the managers ready and willing to helo you and 
to give you every protection necessary to safe- 
guard your interests. 

E. F. ALBEE 



30 



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of tbt annual Peppel-Oreenwald All-OIrl Re- 
vue Iih(I lis ChlcaKO premier her* last week. 
It la (be beat and moat elaborate revue tbli 
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of a politician. There Is dlacovered a refa- 
tlonahlp between the two, which Is where 
the title comes from. There sre some good 
lines In tbe sketch, and William Fleming's 
delineation of the ex-gambler suitor Is excel- 
lent, although inclined to be overplayed In 
spots. The punch la In a strong renunciation 
finish when tbe relationship Is discovered. 
Fat. Jovial, breezy, Jassy June Mills fol- 
lowed. She Is a composite of Sophie Tucker, 
Emma Carus, Maclyri Arbuckle and Bert 
Williams. Miss Mills singe minor key melo- 
dies, kids tbe orchestra, herself and tbe au- 
dience, rotates her physique and generally 
cuts up. The audienoe likes her because, in 
all her artifices there Is nothing offensive. 
She Is agisted by a young man with a very 
good baas voice, who rumbles splendidly the 
sad tale of a ship rocked In the cradle of a 
sea, no beware. Marie Sboen la a comedy 
girl wltb a bigb-toned soprano, who offers 
three songs In three changes of costume. She 
was best liked in her second song, when she 
rime out in tights, revealing unsuspected 
talents. The show closed with Kid Thoraaa 
and the Jolly Girls. These are colored en- 
tertainers. The Jolly Girls act very Jolly, 
and Kid Tbomaa kids. BuAng. 

Stella Podge, actress, was arrested last 
week, together with Lucille Dally, charged 
with tbe theft of $73 and a diamond ring 
from two guests at the Grant hotel, following 
an all-night "party" there. 

Hoy B. flebree, son of the former owner of 
the Saratoga, whose wife recntly divorced 
him, waa married at Crown Point. Ind., to 
Violet Marsh, the chorus girl named In the 
suit. 



The American Association of Fairs and Ex- 
positions will be in session here Feb. _0 and 
21. A dinner and dance reception la planned 
by Mort H. 8inger, assigned ti» tbe personal 
direction of Edward Marsh, manager of tbe 
W. V. M. A. fair department. It will ba In- 
augurated as au annual event. 



Mbit Garden arrived In Chleago New 
Tears Eve and was to give a performance on 
Friday of "Carmen." 



Ticket speculators got $10 per for ducats 
to the New Year's Eve performance of "The 
Follies." 



Roy Murphy, head of the Fuller Austral- 
asian tour, Is now connected aa an agent with 
tbe W. V. M. A. 



Two performances of the "Passing Show" 
were given ut the Garrick New Year's eve, at 
8 o'clock and midnight. 



Gladys Feldman and Stella Chatelaine, 
former "Follies" principals, are here, visiting 
and are exchanging social adventures with 
their old comrades. 



Clyde Mnr^h, former manager of "Woman 
Proposes." who wm drafted and assigned 
to Camp Grant, Rockford, has been made a 
sergeant and recommended for the third of- 
ficers' training camp. 

Frances Morris, Emma Halg's aunt, who 
hnn played In drama, Is traveling wltb the 
girl as chaperone, and appears In the act, 
wearing a Jackle'H uniform and pointing out 
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waukee Dec. 27, had Myra Jefferson OAylor 
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Leon Friedman, business manager of the 
Zlegfeld "Follies." discovered a check for 
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Flo'a gift. 

The two com pan lea presenting "Lincoln of 
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Doris Faithful, wife of Vernon Steele, the 
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Jones, T Inlck A 8cbaefer houses New tear'a 
Eve. The Rlalto and McVlcker's began at 
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performance at the Colonial. 



Christmas Day "A Daughter of the Sun" 
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Lyceum, Pittsburgh. The receipts were 
$ J ,804.23. 



"The Brat," playing at the Colonial, used 
quarter-page advertiaementa In all the dallies 
last week, featuring the "war prices" for fl 



David Wsrfleld Is bonked to come to the 
Powers, Jan. 21, with "The Music Master." 
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bent seats. It is said $4 000 waa spent on this 
aerlea of advertisements • 



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have a box, hand-painted, with a atrlktng bat- 
tle scene on It. for contributions for the fund 
tiey have started for I. A. T. 8. B. men In 
the service. Barle Steward, manager of the 
house, started the fund with a contribution 
of $10. 

Willie Better, the youthful private secre- 
tary to Bdward Shayne, retired W. V. M. A. 
booker, la now looking after the booking of the 
Avenue and Windsor. The Windsor haa 
changed to a four-split week. It waa first a 
split-week house, and later changed to a 
three-split week. 




After a year in the South, Horace V. Noble, 
who haa been directing for the Emma Bunt- 
ing stock it the Grand, San Antonio, haa re- 
turned to Chicago for the holidays, and ia 
preparing an act for vaudeville. Hla intro- 
duction to vaudeville was in his recent sup- 
port of Emmet Corrigan In the East. 



Mame Thorpe, whose husband, W. Thorpe, 
appeared with Blossom Seeley at the Palace 
last week, brought her husband before the 
Court of Domestic Relations. She declared 
she worked for $8 a week and lived In a 
cubby hole, while her husband lived at the 
Hotel Sherman and earned $100 a week. She 
Indicated that she would, sue for divorce. 

Eddie E. Collins, musical comedy comedian, 
who, for the past two seasons, has been pilot- 
ing hla own musical comedy revue of 20 
people, haa leased his company, known aa the 
Eddie Collins Revue, to an eastern manage- 
ment for the balance of the season. He will 
shortly return to vaudeville in Chicago with 
Florence Wilmot. 



GAYETY (Robert Sbcmecker, mgr. ; Ameri- 
can Wheel Burlesque). — "The Innocent 
Maids." 

ILLINOIS (R. Tlmponl, mgr.).— Ziegfeld 
"Follies," playing to capacity business de- 
spite Inflated prices ; specs said to be getting 
$5 for seats (2d week). 

IMPERIAL (Will 8pink, mgr.; Interna- 
tional Circuit).— "The Millionaire Bon and 
Shop Girl." 

LA SALLE (Nat Royster. mgr.).— "Oh, 
Bey !" with Joseph Santley. The fag of its 
record run is being helped by special sales 
of block aeata. Will leave a tough mark to 
follow for Its successor, "Leave it to Jane." 
which la expected to come some time in 
March (20th week). 

NATIONAL (John Banett, mgr.).— "Out 
Girl'a Experience." 

OLYMPIC (Abe Jacobs, mgr.).— Kolb and 
Dill In "The High Cost of Loving," not ex- 
pected to last more tban a month (2d week). 

PLAYHOUSE.— "The Man Who Stayed at 
Home," well received (2d week). 

PRINCESS (Will 8Jnger. mgr.).— "The 
Man Who Came Back." with Mary Nash (Kith 
week). 

POWERS (Harry Powers, mgr.).— Ruth 
Chatterton In "Come Out of the Kitchen." 
Hit (7th week). 

STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Roche, mgr.: 
Columbia Wheel Burlesque). — "The Roeeland 
Girls." 

8TUDRBAKER (Louis Judsh. mrr.).-r- 
"Love o' Mike." with George llaaeell, due to 
depart (4th week). 



"Oh, Boy" la nearlng a half year'a run at 
the La Salle here. The buslnesa la holding 
up, aided by special sales. Last Frldsy the 
Illinois States Attorneys' Association bought a 
block of seats In the orchestra for their 
membership of over 100. Jsn. 4 the American 
Chicle company salesmen will attend the show 
in a body and Jan. 7 the house has been sold 
out to the local chapter of the Elks, in honor 
of Ben Jerome, the La Salle orchestra leader. 



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Grand opera, Cleofonte Campaninl, director 
(8th week). 

BLACK8T0NB (Ed. Wappler, mgr.).— 
Maude Adama in "A Kiss for Cinderella." 
Four weeks' engagement (2d week). 

COHAN'S GRAND (Harry J. Ridings, 
mgr.). — Jane Cowl in "Lilac Time." Scored 
(2d week). 

COLONIAL (Norman Field, mgr.).— "The 
Brat," with Maude Fulton ; an unquestioned 
hit for play and star (3d week). 

COLUMBIA (Frank .0. Parry, mgr. ; Co- 
lumbia Wheel Burlesque). — "Maids of 
America." 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "The Gypsy 
Trail." Welcomed. patrouUed and aesured 
of a run (2d week). 

CROWN (Ed. J. Rowland, mgr.; stock).— 
"What Happened to Mary." 

ENGLEWOOD (J. D. Whitehead, mgr.).— 
"The Girl from the Folllea." 

EMPIRE (Art Moeller. mgr.; American 
Wheel Burlesque). — Blllv Walson's Orientals. 

GARRICK (Wm. Currle. mgr.).— "The 
Passing Show" (7th week), leaves for "The 
Very Idea," with Ernest Truex and Kiohard 
Bennett, Jan. 7. 



ORPHEUM (Fred Henderson, gen. rep. 
agent, direct). — The current Orpheum pro- 
gram Is a well-balanced affair, consequently 
the majority of the turns were well received. 
Mclntyrc end Heath were given the headlining 
honors and recorded a big-sized score. Travers 
and Douglas, In their "Meadowbrook Lane,' 
were well liked. Kae Eleanor Ball, next-to- 
closlng, and fully appreciated. James H. 
Cullen waa somewhat hindered thmuRh being 
placed "No. 2." He did well considering the 
handicap. "For Pity's 8ake" and Jim and 
B<tty Morpan repeated tLelr previous week's 
success. Herbert Clifton, the third of the 
holdovers, suffered through being placed to 
open. Clifton, nevert he lets, pleased. 

PANTAOE8. — An ordinary program Is being 
shown at the local Pnntages house this week 
with the "Honey BeeV a musical orgnnlr.a- 
tlon, carrying the top honors. The torn prac- 
tically depends solely upon Billy Browning, 
who displayed aufflclent ability to carry the 
piece across. Msurlce Paniunls and Co.. in 
"A Day at Ellis Island," proved a likeable 
«kit. the rharaeler -being »r>lenHdly bandied hy 
Mr. Samuels. Vcrna Meroerenu was an ar- 
tistic success while Fonl West and Bui Hnle 
carried awsy the laughing honors of the 
evening. The TrnnHfleld Sisters were an ap- 
pluusA hit with their musical specialty, the 
girls gradually gaining at the turn proceeded. 
Mile. Thensc and her trained pigeons, dogs 
and monkeys, opened successfully. Flnnders 
and Elsters (man and woman) were ad<l«'d, 
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lng a corking ahow thla waak, with tha at- 
tendance as canal— capac'ty. Hleka and Hart 
opened with boomerang and hat throwing 
that brought hearty returns. The Sorrento 
Quintet plaaaad with elnglng. Jonaa and Jonaa 
(onlorad) want through a routine of elnclng 
and talking, eloalng to tha hit of the ahow. 
Fox and Vvaae (black acd tan man) uleesad. 
The Xylophlenda, a novelty Inatmroantal aps- 
clalty, proved an acceptable offering. Rlva 
Laraon Troupe closed on rings, keeping tha 
majority intact daring their performance. 

ALCAZAR (Oeo. Davie, mgr.).— Harry Cor- 
aon Clarke In "Hello Bilk* 

CORT (Homer P. Curran, mgr.).— "Canary 
Cottage" (?d week). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob A Marx, mgr*.).— 
'Turn to the Right' (let week). 

CA8INO (Robert Drady, mar.).— A-H. A 
W. V. A. vaudeville. 

PR1NCE88 (Bert Levey, ieeeee A mgr.).— 
Bert Levey vaudeville. 

8AVOT (J. Da via, mgr.).— Will King atoek 
burlMwue «2d week). 

W10WAM (Joe. P. Bauer, mgr.).— A-H. A 
W. V. A. vaudeville. 



Harry Pooley, formerly with tha Watereon. 
Berlin A Snyder, San Francisco, la now at the 
Jewel City Cafe, Seal Beach, Cal. 

Bdlth Sterling, featured in Universal pro- 
ductlona for the paat two years, did a "alngle" 
alnglng ond talking torn at the Casino laat 
week and baa been routed over the Ackerman- 
Harrla Circuit Mian Sterling la New York 
bound. 



Allen Doone la now In tha Canadian North- 
west on a hunting trip. 

"Blotch" Conlay. formerly tte •*! do" of 
Nell MeKlnley'e act la a.rw the chief elevator 
man at the Continental Hotel. 



George Welaa ban had hla 
George X. White. 



name changed to 



The Garrick, a pop burlesque bonne In the 
Fillmore district, baa dlapenaad with prin- 
cipal and Is now running a ahow oon slating 
of chorus girls exclusively. 

Mrs. Katharine Vlckery. convicted of slay- 
ing Albert Williams, a bill poster, was een- 
tenced to an Indeterminate sentence of from 
ten years to life Imprlaonment by Judge Ogdan 
In Oakland last week. 



Ella Crist, who gslned publicity by swim- 
ming around Seal Rock acme time ago, Is now 
doing sn act In vaudeville over the Hippo- 
drome time. Cbaa. Fischer, an Orpheum at- 
tache. Is Dandling the act. 



Redfern Ma eon. the recognized musical au- 
thority on tt.e Pacific Coast, wss very com- 
plimentary toward Carrie Ooebel Weston, vio- 
linist, daughter of Ella Herbert Weeton. In 
hi j revles of the Municipal Orchestra con- 
cert. 



Mrs. Alfred Herts, wife of the director of 
the San Francisco Symphony orchestra, was 
painfully Inlured laat week when a street car 
crashed into her automobile. 



Armand Trlller arrived last week on the 
'Moans" from Australia. 



Walter 8pencer and Phyllis Gordon Joined 
the Monte Carter company at Oakland last 
week. 



Ruth Ormsby Is with the Alcasar Players. 



SAVOY— 23. Will Klng'e opening at thla 
hnufle bids fair to keep him there for an 
Indefinite period. The houae In the past has 
always been a Waterloo, but In King a re- 
sponsive chord seeme to have been touched. 
Nothing like the opening attraction. "Frills 
and Frolics." has ever been attempted here 
before In pop burlesque. The costuming and 
scenic equipment are away above tha ordinary 
and the company Is excellent. Mr. King, aa 
"I key Leshlnsky." keeps them going all the 
time he *s on. Marts Golden runs a cloae 
second, and Will Hayes, .lack Wise, Bobby 
Ryloa, Clair Starr and Laura Vail all get 
over very nicely. The musical numbers are 
well choaen and staged w!th the exception of 
the burlesque qusrtet. very coarse, and con- 
talnn too much repetition. Outstendlnp, num- 
bers are :he duet between Mr. Ryles an1 Miss 
Starr. "Somewhere In France Is a Lily " by 
Mr. Wise, and "Oh You Wonderful Boy." by 
Miss Star. Llnd. a heavy set female Imper- 
sonator, didn't help any Bu«lneee at night 
has been very aatlefaetery, and the mattneea 
have been fair, hut the way the anew la 
going over It ahould draw. Tha Croat ef the 



honaa Is brilliantly lighted and several seerch- 
Ugtata are played from the roof to the street 
A two-reel "LoDeeome Lake" comedy and the 
Hearst- Paths Weakly are shown before the 
mualcal comedy. . . 

CA8INO— SB. Nothing stsrtllng on this Mil. 
The Costs Troupe, eneltlbttate. headlined. The 
act consists of three attractive girls and a 
man. Nothing original was offered " but the 
turn got over fairly In the eloalng position. 
The Totoa, g.rl and man, opened tha ahow 
with aome balancing stunts. They offer a 
few pew restore* In their work on the pedestal 
that wine applause. Vlaeent and Carter were 
second with aome talk and songs. Beta* of 
tha talk la new, hat much has been heard 
before. The aatomobtte buetneee ahould be 
cut down, aa It oontalna too many repeater*, 
and a single number by the girl, who la 
attractive, might help. Their present routine 
doee not Justify a later position. "Alloa 
Teddy," the abating bear, proved a big favor- 
ite. Cook and Hamilton, with a special 
drop, have a routine that takea them oat of 
the ordinary elaas of staging and talking 
acta. A little brushing up of their ward- 
robe, however, would Improve their turn, also 
the running tins* enutd be reduced to. advan- 
tage. Al Prince gate over with a line of talk, 
a comedy eotg and a ballad. If he would 
refrain from Introducing hid ballad with a 
"g*g." however, hla retnrne might be greater 
from that number. Business fair. 



Pletro Marino will he the conductor of the 
new Btraud theatre orchestra. 



Tha Cort will house "Fair and Warmer'* for 
two weeks commencing Jan. 6th. Harry 
Lauder to foloow. 



Evelyn Yaughan opena at tha Alcasar Jan. 6 
In "Cheating Cheaters." 

"Canary Ccttaee" did a fair two weeks' 
bualness at the Cort. considering Its previous 
ten weeks' engagement here. 



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BY LBN LIBBBY. 

KEITH'S (Robert O. Larson, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O.).— The II rat of the week saw the 
same packed houaes wh*eb have been the 
rule during the paat two weeks Matinees 
aa well aS evening performances have been 
capacity. Tha bill thla week, however, la not 
an unnsuslly good one. There Is no real 
star, and It cannot be truthfully said tha£ 
the~ ahow la a well-balanced one. There are 
several soft spot a and they ahow up. and, for 
another thing, there la an absence of pep and 
ginger most noticeable in aome port 'on* of 
the bill and there are "draggy" minutes. The 
feature acta seemed to be drawn out too long. 
Perhaps tha absence from the bill of the 
opening ict. Eddy Duo. the program etated, 
was responsible for this condition at the first 
performance. Whatever the cause the -show 
did dras. Cal tee Brothers opened. They came 
from the front of the bonne and made one of 
those Impromptu entrances, a stunt that has 
been tried so freouentty during the pant few 
seaaona that it haa lost Its chsrm. Their 
dlsloa at the absence of proper treatment on 
the stave did not take but they cloeed well. 
Grace Carllale and Jules Romer. In ''The 
Composer." have s pretty little act Tha 
aeenery wae well worth while. Miss Caritele 
haa a eouole of sons* with Romer furnleblng 
the bulk „f the music. Rockwell snd Wood 
were rather flat at the opening, but when 
warmed up got quite eofrlelent. Sam Mann 
and his company appear In Aaron Hoflman'a 
new nblloaophleal farce, 'The Ouestlon." Tha 
aketch deplete the success of an Insane gen- 
tleman, of mild manner. In strslshfenln* out 
s fsmlty tsisle and acting as general referee 
between a husband and wife, a sir? black- 
mailer and tier sentleman thus a eat at ant. Ta 
thl* act. which haa a sood foundation, there 
were severs! tedious moments snd Mr. Msnn's 
lines were much too lenatby snd Intricate for 
s vaudeville entertainment, desmlte their fun- 
damental correctness. Boh Matthews and Co., 
In "The Sounder of Old Broadway," got over 
In good shape. It la a etmnle but attractive 
act. Introdoclns the characters eonnosed to 
abound on Broadway and which Mstthewa as 
the "rounder" meets while Journeying thrones 
the "white llaht" district. Wataon 8l«tera 
got tbe jtjat spplsv.se and deaerv^t It. Hnve 
strlklna eoatumea, can sins and dance well. 
Show closed with 'The Forest Fire," here be- 
fore, and scored. 

BOSTON H Lerlee Hanie. mar.: agent U. 
B. O.). — Mary Garden In "Thais": Comedy 
F«>ur ; Barry nd tayton : A1an«on an1 Wil- 
liam and Ada White make up the vaudeville 
bill. 

BI.TOn ^ Ralph Oilman, mgr. ; agent, V. B. 
O.).— P'cturee. Good. 

BOWD01N (Al Semerhee, mgr.: ssent. V. 
B. O.). — Film, "The Unborn." much atten- 
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Manning; Wilbur and Graea; Hayes and 
Wynne ; Tommy Ha yea. 

ST. JAUK8 Uosepb Rrennan, mf r. ; agent, 
Loew).— "The Beauty Fountain"; "Her Silent 
Sacrifice,' An.. Adrian, Oeorga Raadall and 
Co.; Green and Millar; Dm Remo and La 
Due. 

CLODS (Frank Meagher, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew).— I'ouse back In pictures; tola week 
with "Intel* ranee." Burled tbe aeaaou aa a 
stock bousr. 

OltPllg'JM (Victor J. Morris, mgr.: agent. 
Loew).— "a Daughter of tbe Cods." film, head- 
liner. "Bohemian Life. ' alnglng act heads 
vaudeville; Eckhoff and Gordon; University 
Feur: Art 81 'lib; Hill and Dertlna. 

8COLHY OLYMF1A (.lames J. McGulnese, 
mgr.).— Tve Itoae of blond." Dim; Vanda- 
mere; Kamerer and HuAland; Leonard and 
Don* ; Emily Egomar ; TUoniaa Knox and Co. ; 
Andy Lewi* and Co. : "Star Dnul." 

CORDONS OLVMPIA (Frauk Hcokallo, 
mgr.).— "Tb*» Devil Stone." 01m ; Swlaa "Song 
Ulrds"; Artie Gibson; A'r. and Mrs. Hugh 
Emmett; Fields and llalllday ; Carl Eugene 
Troui»e. 

PAItK (Thomas D. Sorlero, mgr.).— "Tbe 
Avenging liall," dim. 

jtttAJEiTIC (B. D. Smith, mgr).— Closing 
week of VVIUlaas Hodge lu "A Cure for Cur- 
able*." business good. "Mother Carey's 
Chickens" next. 

SHU BERT (E. D. Smith, mgr. ) .—"Peter 
Ibbelaon" baa scored. This week closes local 
engagement. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— 
"Rambler Rose" baa musical Held In tbla city 
to Itself. Selling out several nights In ad- 
vance. 



HZOUNE 

(COMEDIAN) 
AND 

EFFIE MACK 

(SOUBRETTE) 

STILL ON THE RUN 

Our Sixth Big Week at 
Starland Theatre. Montreal 

OFFERS INVITED FOR BURLESQUE 
FOR NEXT SEASON 

WANTED— A REAL LIVE AGENT 

Addreaa TIZOUNE and MACK, 588 Chateau- 
briand Ave., Montreal, Can. 



PLYMOUTH (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— William 
Collier opened Monday In "Nothing but the 
Truth." Good notices. 

W1LDUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "The Man 
Who Came Duck"; excellent houses; opened 
Christmas night. 

PAitK SQUARE (Fred E. Wright, mgr.).— 
Another wt ek of "Upstairs and Down" ; seems 
set for s leng run. 

TREMONT (John D. Schoeffel. mgr.).— "The 
Boomerang ' received here with open arms. 
Worthy successor to "Turn to the Right" 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Tbe 
13tb Chair" aelling out at many performancea 
and Inrge advance. 

OPERA HOUSE (Lnwrence McCarthy, 
mgr.). — Flnai week of "The Wanderer." 
Nothing bot.ked for Immediate entrance. 

COPLEY (H. W. Pat tee. mgr.).— "General 
Jobn Regan" at this only stock house In tbe 
city. Started on regular aeaHon repertoire. 

CASINO (Charles Waluron, mgr.).— Welch 
ahow. 

GAYETY (Thomas H. Henry, mgr.).— "Step 
Lively Girls.*' Big houses. 

HOWARD George E. Lothrop. mgr.).— 
"Pacemakera." Vaudeville: Grant and Mon- 




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COLONIAL THEATRE, Indianapolis, Ind. 



roe; Pepplno and Perry; Van Orden aad Fal- 
low; Macey a~d Maybello and Allle Johnson. 

Mra. Cbarlea Kline, of "Tbe Wanderer," waa 
the victim of a holdup man on her way to 
tbe tbeati-e. and was relieved of $00. The 
desperado was maaked and threatened ber 
with a revolver. He escaped. 



CINCINNATI. 

BY HARRY V. MARTIN. 

Mrs. Walter Martin, daughter or Jobn H. 
Ha v I In, owner of the Grand opera bouae, was 
removed to r. local hospital to undergo a 
serious operation. 

Roe 8. Buutman has resigned aa picture 
editor of tae "Tlmes-8tar," to accept a posi- 
tion In tbe udvurtljlug and editorial depart- 
menta of n big Cincinnati publishing house. 
He has been succeeded by Fred Burns, for- 
merly of the "Commercial Tribune." 

A newspaper romance culminated In the 
wedding Let week of Grace Wick, Sunday 
editor of the "Commercial Tribune," and 
Adlal C. Saunders, dramatic editor of that 
sheeL 



DALLAS. 

DY GEO. D. WALKER. 

MAJESTIC (S. Von Phul. mgr.: Inter.).— 
'American First"; Walter Brower ; O^ylord 
A Lancton ; Kennedy A Burt ; Laveen A Croaa, 
and Oakea A De Lour. Excellent bill. 

JEFFERSON (R. J. Stennett. uigr. ; Pan- 
tages). — D2 Mlchele Droa., Frederick H. 
Spear A Co.. Alberta VJerra and Six Ha- 
wailans; Girl from Starland ; Cheater Gruber 
and The Cabberts. 

HIPPODROME (Interstate Amusement Co., 
lessees). — "Stop, Look aut» Listen." 

OLD MILL (Herschel Steuart, mgr.).— "The 
Devil Stone." film. 

WASHINGTON (L. O. Blsslnger, mgr.).-r- 
"The Gown of Destiny." film. 



Tbe Majestic is now boused permanently for 
this season In tbe Dallac opera bouae. The 
Interatate tas also leased tbe Hippodrome and 
will alternate between legitimate attractions 
and picture*. 



The Old Mill will start running as an added 
attraction next week C. Post Masons' photo- 
play excurtlous to Greater New York. 



Robert J. Morgan, 70, whose firm, the Rus- 
sell Morgan Prlnt:ne Company, was suc- 
ceeded ?>y tbe United States Printing and 
Lithographing Company, in Norwood, died in 
Cincinnati recently. Ha bad oeen retired 
for many years. 

Malcolm Morley, of New Tork, baa been 
engaged aa director of the Cincinnati Art 
theatre, an" will have charge of the January 
performance at Memorial Hall. 



Harry Laudor will be here Jan. 7. 



LOS ANGELES. 



BY GUY PRICE. 

Marie Evans dropped out of the bill, last 
week, at the Burbnnk. Illucsa. Dolores, 
character singer, substituted. 



The Hippodrome held its nnnunl turkey din- 
ner on tbe stage, tbe acts participating. 



•"The Singing Orchestra that ethers are trying to lanltale." 

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Tattered Talent" 

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DIRBCTfOK, 

TOM JONES 


DOROTHY DAHL 

(MRS. JOS. NATHAN) 
Loading Woman with 

"Who Owns the Flat" 

Playing W. V. M. A. Tina 



THE FAYNES 

Presenting 
"D* A CONSERVATOBT" 



Raymond HubbeM (song writer) and wife 
are here. Mr. and Mm. Harry Williams ara 
showing them about town. 



Ha Hand Tucker, the Moroseo's leadlag man, 

has enlisted in the army. 

Effle, a mind reader, ts playing an en- 
gagement at Daron Long's Watts Inn. 



Daron Long chartered a special car and took 
a bunch, including Darney Oldfleld, Prank 
Chance, Mel Nordllngcr and 0111 Jones, to San 
Francisco. Some party ! 



The Fowlers, dancers, soon will be headed 
east. They have played the longest engage- 
ment, for a dancing team, at a; local cafe. 

Jim Morley has opened a cafe downtown 
■Ince Ocenn Pnrk. where he operated the King 
George Roof, went dry. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

DY O. M. SAMUEL. 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Enter- 
taining show. "In the Dark," praiseworthy; 
Jorrlan Girls, opening; Prlmroae Four, fol- 
lowing, view calmly; Jim and Marian Har- 
king, pleasfd ; Leona Lamar, provided amuse- 
ment coupled with some degree of mystifica- 
tion : Alfred De Klanby and Assistants, pleaa- 
urably ad-.'nunte ; Olga, Olga and Mlshka Co., 
danors splendidly. 

CRESCENT (Walter Hattman, mgr.).— 
First half minus two acts Sunday. Lyrlca. 
who sings pleasantly, started ; Alfred Farrell 
and Co. presented "Suspicious of Hubby," In 
the better grade houses by Lawrence G rattan 



and Eva Taylor: Farrell was liked; Rica El- 
mer and Tom cloaed. 

PALACE (8am Myer, mgr.). — Fair program. 
Leonard \ud Wlllard stand out clearly : the 
Mclntyres. capable; IfcN'ally, Dlnua and Da 
Wolf, acored ; Meycra Minatrels, active and 
anergetle; Johnny Clark and Co., cloaed. 

MILWAUKEE. 

DY P. O. MfinCAIf. 

DAVIDSON (8berman Brown, mgr.).— 
"Cleopatra." film : good opening. Week Jan. 7, 
Boston English Opera Co. 

MAJESTIC (William O. Tied ale. mgr.; 
agent, Orph.).— Evelyn Neablt ; "The Night 
Boat" ; Lillian Fltsgerald - David Sapemteln ; 
Mlas Leltsel; Kltner. llawkaley A McClay ; 
Five Nelsons: 'The Hun»" : good. 

PALACB (Harry E. Billings, mgr.: agent, 
W. V. M. A.). — Herbert Lloyd; Bueh Brother* ; 
Austin A Bailey; Jimmy Dunn; Three Misses 
Weston; Booth A Leander: lest hnlf: "1018 
Revue" ; Ous Erdman : "Honor Thy Children" ; 
Ford A Ooodbrldge : Laypo A Benjamin ; Aer- 
ial Butterflies ; excellent. 

MILLER (Jack Yeo. mgr.; agent, Lo«w). — 
"The Red Heads" ; Leonard A Ward ; Cham- 
pion, Richmond A Co. ; Leonard A Louie ; 
Brennan A Davla : Holland A Peltier : Frwvoll ; 
Four Meyakoa; Harper A Blanks; fine. 

8HUBERT (B. Nlggem*yer. mgr.; agent, In- 
ternational* — "A Soldier's Bride." good open- 
ing: 7, "Millionaires Son and the Shop Olrl." 

O A YET 7 (Charles J. Fox, mgr. ; agent, 
American). — 8oclal Follies, big opening; 7, 
Innocent Maidens. 

EMPRESS (Walter C. Scott, mgr.).— Stock 
burlesque. Eddie ColllnV company. 

PAB8T (Ludwlg Krelss. mgr.).— Pabst Ger- 
man Stock Co., "An dcr Schoenen Blnuen 
Donau" ; 31 and Jan. 1, "Der BUnde Pas- 
sagler" ; Jan. 3, "Franellion." 



MONTREAL 

WY AWTftrw cm hick. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (Edwards and Drlscoll, 





AND 



HER DANDIES 



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New Original 

Offering 
with a Company of Four 

(Mostly Women) 

THE SENSATIONAL BALLOON FINISH 

STILL RETAINED 



Playing for 
the U. B. O. 



Direction of 

HARRY J. FITZGERALD 



mgrs.).— "The Knife." good sized house. 
Next. "Seven Days Leave." 

PRINCESS (E. La Pierre, mgr.; sgent, U. 
B. O.).— Lsdy Duff-Cordon, Joseph B. 
Benard, Dickinson and Peagon, Violet Mac- 
Mlllan, Curran and Newell. Chns. F. Semon, 
Berke and Broderlck, to big business. 

ORPHEUM (J. II. Alox. mgr. ; agent In- 
ternational Circuit). — "Come Back to Erin." 
Next. "White Slave." 

LOEWS (Ben Mills. mgr.).— "Melody 
Land." Howard. Klbel and Herbert. Cranston 
and Lee, Francis Towensend and Co., Peagy 
Brooks and "Law of Compensation" (Dim). 
Packed houses. 

FRANCAIS (Phil Godel. mgr.).— First 
balf : Mcintosh and Molds, Howard snd Fields, 
Louis Leo, Lyle Wayne. Conway and Pay, 
Valerie Sisters. Second half: Cornell Musi- 
cal Trio. Gangler'a Dogs. Zulelka, Murry Ben- 
nett. Lyle Wayne, Dale and Boyle. To 
crowded houses. 

GAYETY (Tom Conway, mgr.).— 'The Sight- 
seers." 



IMPERIAL (H. W. Conovet. mgr.).— "Tha 
Land of Promise" (film). Big City Quartet. 

EMPIRE (M. Moss, mcr.) .— Alba Plavers la 
"Butterfly on Wheel." Season opena Jan. 1. 

8TARLAND (Joe Mnxour, mgr.).— Tlnoune 
and Mack, Whirlwind Glrlw. To well pleased 
houses. 



E. La Pierre, several years treasurer at the 
Orpheum, baa been appointed manager of the 
Princess. 



Bud Brady, treasurer at the Frsnrals, has 
boen appointed treasurer at the Princess. 

providInce. 

BY KARI. K. KLATIK. 
OPERA HOUSE (FeMx R. Wendleacbafer, 
mgr.). — Return of "Daddy Lone Legs' with 
new facrs. Went very good. With thin otter- 
ing the Operr. House e«»Anes after 43 years to 
be the neadqunrters of legitimate In this 
city. Next week the Sbuborta move to the 
Majestic, recently leased for five year* with 



SINGERS 



INSTRUMENTALISTS 



ROYAL ITALIAN SEXTETTE 



FRANK LEO 



ROGER MARZANO 



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Direction, CONEY HOLMES 



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Datt Itnth save ■ Wf boot* to the tsrly portlea of 
the bill with ■ rariety of alinnst eTrrvihln* but aero- 
batics. R««h la swrlr a frraafilt chap, works *n«f 
I* trail? to make »«<nd wits hit audleMoa sad Itaa tbe 
sat)»fa«il«>r uf belli* brought back fur 4tt sUta ML 
11a baa built up a am-rsl* stasia. 



PhiladflphU "Inqalrsr M s 

Dave Itoth. a reraatila ynusi nun. offered Uiraa 
art* in "one" In wi.icb nnmr and comedj of ua-»o- 
tb*- minute rallhrt waa riouiUuuU. 11a tu rewarded 
wliU weli-dcaarvad ayplauaa. 



Baltimore "News": 

Another bit on the Mil wu Daeo Roth, wbo Mlla 
bla act M Versatility, and rightly an. Ha Hare tbe 
ptano. a bnuMMtlck violin, and ha daneee and etnas. 
Ilia Imitation of a one-handrd piano plajrer 
for "tbo otaar bond" la 



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Production Offers 



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Indianapolla -Star": 

Also there Is Dave Itoth In Yerssrtllty. aa Mr. Mor- 
ton ta>s. and Interesting performer at the piano, a 
danrer and a sinter. Esiieriallr nntrsrorthr u bla 
Imitation of a piano Haver In a movie exhibit. Mr. 
Itutb undoubtedly baa aoau ami atudiatl wU*i bo eue- 
naaaftill/ Imluno. 



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NEXT WEEK (Jan. 7) 

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN 

Direction, NORMAN JEFFERIES 



Yoengstoww Telegram**! 

Next waa Davo Roih. How musical romedr orer- 
lonked thla ehap I don't know, lie does snout every- 
thins In tbe wa> of enirrtainment and does them well. 
Ills "Mutlo" hit »i»s lir^n done. Nit not like Itoth. 
Ho does It. Ua aura bad tbom claiuurlug fur wore. 



Albany (N. T.) "Tlmee-Unlen**i 

Tl«e hit of tbe hill waa Dave Both, a 
entertainer, who plays tbe piauo. a one-string violin, 
danree and baniai up a Una of "skaiUr" that at aest 
refresh Ins 



Cincinnati "Inquirer" t 

Daeo Roth plsvs the piano, una. 
cigar-boa Oddle and does 
forced to da 




Hamilton (Oat.) "Daily Tlmes M t 

Versatility la tbe billing that Dave Roth, plans 
fiend. st«es hia act. After convincing the audieive 
that he could atand on hia left ear. if neceeaarv. and 
rattle off euythlug that was ever written for 'lie piano. 
Roih plata a one string fiddle rlsaf box. ainga a little 
bit. and closes with a dance uiiiiilwr. Veraatilef Well 
1 gin-ea yes. sad about one of tbe bluest bus of tue 



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"Oh Boy" as the opening attraction. Tbe 
Opera Mouse will be given over to stock with 
a new cotnpary now rehearsing. 

KKITIIci (Charles Lovcnbcrg, mgr.). — Ex- 
ceptionally good bill. Homer Miles and Heleu 
Ray heal blil as far aj local pa (rots are 
concerned. They did very well. Ernest Dall 
ami Moudo Lambert received their obare. 
Ota Gygl rnd Marlon Vadle. James Dutton, 
Ida Mny Ch> dwlck an<l "Ond." Arthur Sul- 
livan and Mercedes Clarke, Kenny, Mason and 
Scoll. and Gasper and Sinclair. 

MAJESTIC (Col. Fell* n. Wendleacbafer, 
mgr. ). — Dark. 

EMERY (M>rtln Toohey, mgr.). — House re- 
opens after being closed for several weeks 
and Loew vt udeville transferred from Ma- 
jestic rec?ntly leased to ihe Sbuberts. Ani- 
mal act. "Llptnn's Monkeys," topped bill first 
hair. Charles II. Smith. Virginia Grannis, 
Nell Enstmcn, Ed and Lot lie Ford and Chase 
and LaTotr Last half: "The Beauty Foun- 
tain." heaiMlrer; Six Sty'lsh Steppers, Adrian 
Lewis. George Randall and Company, Green 
and Miller, and DeRcnzw and La Due. 

FAYS .Edward M. Fay. mgr. ).— P'cturee 
featured with fairly good vaudeville bill, In- 
cluding collowlnn : Pclka 8lstcrs, Harold 
Brown and Co.. Clarke's Wonder Bears, Beula 
DeRusse, 'I nose Four Girls and tbe LaSyl- 
phans. 

COLONIAL (J. T. Fnrr. mgT.).— "Oh Girl" 
went better than the majority of burlesque 
pb'Mvg have gme recently nt this hgu.^e. 

STRAND "(Arthur B. Williams,' mgr.). — 
Exceptionally fine holiday busiucss with Mar- 
guerite Clurk lu film. "The Seven Swans." 



Manager F( llx R. W^ndleschafer has an- 
nounced the ernle of prl-.t-* which are to pre- 
vnll at the Majestic next week with "O Boy." 
Evenings tne first nix rows will be $J, 4."»0 
seats will sell for $!.."><) (>nd f>00 scats at $1. 
The balco-iy-j^lll sell for T"» and 00 cents and 
the family circle scale will be at 2i oanta. 



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Best seats fcr Wednesday matinees will be 
at $1. and (or Saturday matinees beat seats 
will be at fl.50. 

Percy Winter, director of the Providence 
Opera House Stock Company, which will open 
Its season Jan. 7 at the Opera Hou.-*, has 
completed tbe selection of bis players. In 
addition tr AMce Clem*cts «■ leading lady 
and William Walter aa loading man be has 
selected oau.e Ratcliff, Lillian Neldorauer, 
Hazel Conine, John Alexander. Waller Petri, 
Walter Marshall, George Wynn, Vaughan 
Morgan and Dan Mnlhvy. Tbe open leg at- 
traction will be "Rich Man, Poor Man." 

PHILADELPHIA. 

BY Jl'VRNILE. 

KEITHS (H. T. Jordan, mgr.).— Holiday 
audiences are usually soft picking for the 
vaudeville talent, and this, combined with tbe 
fact that there really waa a Drst rate lively 
bill for tbe new year offering, made the 
opening show a sort of general merry-mak- 
ing. This bouse registered a record when It 
played to capacity laat Monday, having a 
turnaway on tbe day before Christmas, some- 
thing unheard of, but tbe house was not any 
bigger than the one before New Year's day, 
and. of course, the show went over with a 
punch. There was plenty of music and 
comedy distributed through the program, and 
the failure of Hnllen and Fuller to appear 
owing to the Illness of Molly Fuller, brought 
another comedy act, Harry Tlghe, Into the 
bill. Another change was necessitated owing 
to tbe failure of Camilla's Birds to arrive In 
time to open tbe show. Tbe Four Kasilng 
Kays, originally scheduled to close, took the 
spot and gave ihe show a floe start with their 
speedy casting feata. One of tbe four Is a 
woman who acta aa one of the bearers, and 



although ahe seems light for the work, she 
gets away with it In splendid rhape. and the 
act waa a hit. Hal Skelley and Kunlee 
Sauvaln were a new pair, and did very w»>ll. 
They are recently from a musical show willed 
closed suddenly. Most of their comedy is 
pretty old, but the man Is s good eeccntrie 
dancer and has one good comedy song. The 
girl helps to get some laughs with n comedy 
talking bit at the opening and makes a nice 
appearance In three changes of costume. With 
some better Jokes the set can be developed 
Into a first rate one of its class. The old act 
of McDevltt. Kelly and Lucey. which has not 
been seen slong this way for many moons, 
proved a big laugh winner with the holiday 
crowd. The comedy and eccentric stepping 
by the two men pulled the act through to a 
laughing hit, and Ihe girl did her share feed- 
ing for comedy. Four ballad numbers. In- 
cluding the French national song, rendered 
by Alfred Bergen, registered nicely for him. 
He was In excellent voire snd sings with 
much expression. He closed with a "Glory, 
Glory, Hallelujah." which aounded a bit 
strsvge In a vaudeville show, but the hous« 
responded with a warm hand of applause for 
It. The Cameron Sisters, In their second 
week, changed tbeir costumes for each num- 
ber. There did not aeem to be such a va- 
riety of ehsnge In their donee*, but eaeh one 
of tbem brought the girls good return and tho 
act registered It* second hit of thtir engage- 
ment. Harry Tlghe followed In here with 
some chatter, a couple of soncs and a bit of 
short verse, all with a comedy punch, and 
his breezy style of getting his stuff over the 
footlights pleased the audience. Tlgho calls 
attention to the fact that most singers csrry 
male pianists, and then Introduces a tall 
blonde 'girl who accompanied him while he 
aang and "versed." turning Tighe's usual 
offering round atf he did the piano stunt In 



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previous acts. lime. Doree's Celebrities 
■cored a big hit with their operatic program, 
lime. Doree has assembled some excellent 
to Ices and the Idea of offering Impressions of 
famous operatic stars singing tbelr most 
famous roles appealed to the patrons, even 
though It Is likely few of them ever heard 
the originals. It Is a high class singing turn 
which can seldom fall to reach the hit mark 
on any bill, for good singing Is always ap- 
preciated. The nut comedy and music offered 
by Duffy and Inglla brought them a good 
sized hit In the next to closing spot. Their 
nutty stuff Is different and the burlesquing 
of the Instrumental music pulls the act 
through In the hit class. They also have a 
couple of comedy songs which score. Camilla's 
Birds drew the closing position Instead of 
the opening. It was a hard spot for the 
feathered actors, but it is a classy looking 
act and the birds go through their routine In 
excellent shape. Pathe Weekly showed some 
very good war pictures. Three shows were 
given New Year's day, at 1.30. 4.30 and 8 
P. M., and the house was reported sold out 
for all three shows before last Saturday. 
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and the film feature. Norma Talmadge la 
"The Secret of the Storm Country." Last 
half : George Spink and Co. will head the 
vaudeville bill of lire acts snd the film fea- 
ture will be Elaine Hammerstetn and Ellfred 
Lucas In "The Co- Respondent." 

BROADWAY (Chsrles 8hlsler, mgr.).-- 
First half: "The Singing Countess" heads the 
vaudeville bill. Others: The Seven Sammeee* 
Mlddleton, Spellmier and Co., Newport and 
Stlrk. Emmett's Canines, and the film feature 
Is Douglas Fairbanks in "Reaming for the 
Moon." Last half: the vaudevllel feature is 
Mabel Berra and the film feature Jewel Car- 
men In "The Kingdom of Love." 

CROSS KEYS (Sabloskey 4 McGulrk. nigra.). 
—First half : Mabel Berra, "Hunting a Wife," 
Barnes and Smith, E. W. Wolf's "The Morn- 
ing After," Manning and Hall, Four Ninons. 
Last half: "Hello Egypt," Hart aad Clark, 
Mlddleton ft Speilmeier and motion pictures. 



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mgr.). — Bobby Heath and Girlies In a song 
revue head the bill this week. Others are 
O'Nell and Walmsley, El Rey Sisters, Kahn 
and Bohn, Anita Diaz and her Simians, Lil- 
lian Price and motion pictures. 

COLONIAL (Harry A. Smith, mgr.).— Lit- 
tle Hip and Napoleon Is the New Yesr's week 
feature, with the following supporting acts: 
Hans Roberts and Co. In "Cold Coffee." An- 
trim and Vale, Herbert and Dennis, Benny 
and Wood, Bert Sheppard, and the film fea- 
ture Is "The Mad Lover." 

NIXON (Fred Leopold, mgr.).— Btaley and 
Burbeck In "The Village Blacksmiths" Is the 
hesdllner; Mary Dorr, Etbel Crewell and 
Joe Fanton, Lander Bros., Black and White, 
and the film feature Is Jack Plckford in 
"Tom 8awver." 

KEYSTONE (M. W. Taylor, mgr.)— Lil- 
lian Steele and Co. In "The Love Barage" 



tops this week's bill. Others: Miller, 
Packer and Belts, Mason 4 Owynne, Fran- 
ce tt I 8lstera snd motion pictures. 

ALLEGHENY (Joseph Cohen, mgr.). — Bert 
Leslie and Co. are here this week In the 
newest of the slang series, "Hogan In 
Mexico." Others are Farrell-Taylor Trio. 
Leavltt and Lockwood, Valentine and Belt 
and Howard's Ponies, with the usual aeries 
of motion pictures. 

GLOBE (Sabloaky A McOuirk, mgrs.). — 
Bob Hall, Vlollnsky and Co., Lennon's 
Hawaiian*, Goldsmith and Lewis, Jere Grady 
and Co. In "At the Toll Bridge," White and 
Young, Mcrrllees and Dorlu, Will Morris, 
Wills and Kemp. 

WILLIAM PENN (O. W. Metsel. mgr.).— 
First half : Eva La Rue In "The Art Studio." 
Joe Wlllard and Billy Wilson, Gree, Mc- 
Henry and Dean, Ward, Wilson and James 




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SEATTLE. 

BY WALTER BURTON. 

WILKES (Dean B. Morlej, mgr.).— Christ- 
mas week, Wilkes Players In "A Full Hou*e." 

GAIETY (Ed. Armstrong. mi?r.).— 24, Will 
Armstrong Co. In "The Paris Models." 

LYH1C. — Vaudeville and musical comedy. 

METROPOLIAN (George T. Hood. mgr.). 
—23-28, "Turn to the Right," good business. 
81-H. 1.7th Chair." 

PALACE HIP (Joseph A. Muller, Mgr.).— 
81. Kelli-v Wilder Co. headlined. The Ke^nls, 
good. Marshall and Covert, colored, splen- 
did. Follette and Weeks. Jere Sanford, good. 
Jackson and Doering, pleasing. 



PANTAGES (Edgar G. Milne, mgr.).— 23, 

Wilson's Lions, exceptionally fine animal act. 

Marjorle Lake and Co, featured. Lewis and 

Lake, good. Bert Toubey Co., meritorious 

offering. Arno Antonio Trio Interested. 
Orindell and Eather, good. 

ORPHEUM (Jay Haas, mgr.).— 23, Ham- 
lin and Mack, novel, 
good. Tom Calloway 
Vallette, best of bill. 

and Chubby, good. Daisy Cameron, well 
liked. Last half— Mimical Fletcbrr. good. 
Moore and Orth did well. Keene and Keena 
went big. Floyd and McDonald, uirty skit. 
Dick Lonsdale-Eddle Harris Co., get laughs 
with musical tnb. 

MOORE (Carl Relter, mgr).— 23, Avon 
Comedy Four and Harry Green Co. Jointly 
headlined. Doth went over big. Anna Chand- 
ler, liked. Bert Swor, good. Holt and Rose- 
dale, pleased. Gandsmldt Brothers, good. 
Tyler and St. Clair, pleasing. 



Billy Defty, at the old Tlvoli In musical 
Mock for some time. Is now with the Willis 
West company at the Empress, Butte. 



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Monte Carter opened at the old Pan house, 
Tacoma, Jan. 1. The Pan show opened at 
the new theatre New Year's Eve. 




Dick Lonsdale and Eddie Harris are plan- 
ning to go East soon to open around Chicago 
with a vaudeville act. 



Earl Bonner has left the burlesque com- 
pany at the Gaiety. 

Pauline Turner, Seattle vocalist, will be 
one of the girls who have been drafted as 
yeomancttes In the U. S. Navy, to sing for the 
boys in the trenches. 



Patriotic drops are now used at the Pan- 
tages and Palace Hip theatres when the 
Four-Minute Men speak. 



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The floods hare subsided and the Isolation 
of the city of four days Is at an end. Film 
companies and the Orpheum vaudeville the- 
atre were hard hlL 



[Campinarri y La Navarrita 

Patrick Sullivan, Jr., manager of the Amer- 
ican Cabaret and Dance Hall at Fourth and 
Pike, for Beveral years, has brought suit 
agaln8t Mayor Gill, former Chief of Police 
Becklnghnm and Victor Putnam, the head of 
the Seattle "Dry Squad," to recover $15,000 
damages alleged to have been done when the 
cops raided his place Dec. 14, 1010. 

A fireproof concrete building, one-story in 
height, will be erected on Third avenue at 
Virginia street, directly opposite the build- 
ing now known as "Film Row." Pathe and 
two other local exchanges will occupy the 
structure as soon as It is completed, which 
will be early In January. 



Hamlin and Mack will leave here Thursday 
to aall for Australia. 



Mrs. Seibert, of Selbert and Ltndley, be- 
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Majestic Theatre Bldg., Chicago 

(Suite 1404) 

CONEY HOLMES 

VAUDEVILLE 
ATTRACTIONS 

is continuing the business formerly conducted 
at this same address by 

Holmes & Dudley, Inc. 

I am representing all the acts Holmes & Dud- 
ley, recently dissolved, represented. 

Standard vaudeville acts desiring, capable 
representation are invited to communicate ■ 
with me. 



CONEY HOLMES 

Central 2134 — Chicago Cable address, "Ada — Chicago 



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THE CHINESE PUZZLE 

Chester A. Kingston 

474 Bainbridgc SU Brooklyn, N. Y. 

PumuI Representative 

JIMMY PLUNKETT 



mayor has appointed E. M. Barstow and Harry 
Q. Ballow to fill the vacancies. 



The matinee performance of Orpheum vaude- 
ville at the Moore theatre, Thursday, was cut 
at the fourth act on the bill and the audience 
dismissed, because of possible danger to the 
theatre from tbe tall brick chimney on the 
Hotel Washington, adjoining, coming loose 
from its fastenlugs due to the excessive high 
winds prevailing that day. 



MR. AND MRS. 

WILLIAM O'CLARE 

-A Breece freai tit* Lakes ef KUUnier** 
Beaked ftelld W. V. M. A. aad U. B. O. 

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Vin Moore, L-KO comedian and director, 
has returned to his woik in Los Angeles, 
after a sbort vacation spent in this city. His 
wife accompanied him on the trip. 



The Portland and Seattle offices of Pathe 
were consolidated Jan. 1, the Portland office 
being closed and all business for the north- 
western territory directed out of , the local 
office. The manager of the Portland branch 
will go eost to 1111 a vacancy there. C. B. 
Bndert will have charge of the Seattle office. 



" ED THE BRADS NITA 



Harold E. Kellle, 22-year-old son of Edward 
Kellle, manager and owner of tbe Kellle- 
Burns vaudeville circuit, has enlisted in the 
aviation branch of tbe navy. 



MarlaeM Aasaay. U 



H. Y. t. 



ham, and was taken to her home, near this 
city, where she is Improving. 

All of the theatres In Boise (Idaho) are 

under the control of Herman Brown. He 

opened a new house at Nampa (Idaho) re- 
cently ; vaudeville and pictures. 

The Kellie-Burns agency announce* the 
Orand, Sunnyslde (Wash.), has been aided to 
the Tour A, Hippodrome time. Manager W. H. 
Betz will utilize the Hip acts Tuesdays and 
Wednesdays of each week, breaking the Jump 
between Walla Walla and Yakima. 



At the annual election of officers held here 
the Washington State Tbentre Managers' Asso- 
ciation elected James Q. Clommer (Clemmer 
theatre, Seattle), president; John Hamrlck 
(Rex and Little theatres. Seattle), vice-presi- 
dent; Fred Mercy (North Yakima), second 
vice-president; Oeorge Kelsner (Lyric, South 
Bend), third vice-president; John Von Her- 
berg (Jensen & Von Herberg Greater Theatres 
Co.), treasurer; Oeorge Ring (Society thea- 
tre), secretary: Louis L. Goldsmith (Class A 
theatre), asslstnnt secretary. W. H. Smythe 
(Strand) and Doc. Clemmer were chosen sb 
delegates. Dave Rogers, national organizer, 
was here ar.d addressed the meeting. 



J. S. Woody has been appointed manoger of 
Select Picture* Corporation for the Pacific 
Northwest territory. 



WASHINGTON. 

BY HAHDIE MEAKIN. 

KEITH'S (Roland S. Robblns, mgr.).— 
"On the High SeaB," thriller; Connolly and 
Wenrlch, Rolld hit; Hazard, Short and Co. 
In "The Ruby Ray," clever; Lydell and Hlg- 
gins, laugh; Fern and Davis, good; Renee 
Florlgny, French pianist, artist ; "Color 
Gems." posing act. beautiful ; Breen family 
followed News Weekly, switched to opening ; 
curtain down at 11. 'to. 

NATIONAL (William Fowler, mgr.).— Otis 
Skinner In "Mister Antonio." 

BELASCO (L. Stoddard Taylor, mgr.).— 
"The l.'Jtb Chair." with Annie Russell, started 
off to a big week. Business at this bouse Is 
phenomenal. 

POLI'S (Fred Berger, mgr.).— Seems to 
have gotten bnck. and the opening of the 
musical stock Christmas Eve was to a parked 
and enthusiastic house. An excellent com- 
pany, and each registered a hit In "The 
Candy Shop" as well a« this week's bill, 
"Step This Wnv." 

OAYETY (Harry Jarboe, mgr.).— "Bon Ton 
Girls." 

COSMOS (P.. Bylaskl, m^r.).— "An Arabian 
N'tpht," The Cleveland*. Mr and Mr. nick- 
ford, Frank SIIk. Dorotn$ Kenton, Black and 
Tan and Swain's Cats and R;its. 

LOEWS COLl'MTHA (Lawrence Dentin, 
mgr.). — Douglas Fairbanks for the entire 
wc>k in "A Modern Musketeer." 



Thomas Sheppard and Hush E. Brown havo 
resigntd from tbe local censor board and the 



Continued reports the Cranrinll circuit of 
picture theatres were to be merued with an- 
other chain here were put at te^t by threats 
of l^Kfll action unless the rumors were dis- 
continued. 



HARRY WEBER 



PRESENTS 





EMILY 

WELLMAN 

IN 

"YOUNG MRS. STANFORD" 

A Flash Drama by EDWARD ELSNER 

SENDS GREETINGS TO ALL 

AND FROM HER WONDERFUL 
LITTLE COMPANY: 

HARRY HAYDON EMMANUEL A. TURNOR 

W1NNIFRED BURKO 
W. W. SHUTTLEWORTH JOSEPH ERRICO 

Stage Manager— JOSEPH ERRICO 
Electrician— GEORGE LEONARD 

UNDER MANAGEMENT OF 

CHAMBERLAIN BROWN 



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THE MAN ABOVE THE LAW. 

Duk« Chalmers Jack Richardson 

Esther Brown Josle Sedgwick 

Natchah Claire McDowell 

Tonah May Qlracla 

A aauawman story, marketed by Triangle, 
Rather Interesting, but slightly farfetched at 
tlmea. Lanier Bartlett la responsible for the 

atory. Raymond Wells was the director. The) 
priucipal characters were exceedingly well 
chosen for their respective roiea. The scene 
Is a border- settlement with a population 
half- Indian and tfslf-greaser, where Dvko 
Chalmers, unlucky In love, religion and the 
Tlctlro of the law In the oast, baa established 
a trading post. "Plain Killer** Is hla prin- 
cipal staple. The moult hi Indiana and 
gressers alike get lit up gloriously on It. 
Duke la the man above the law because ho 



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Is not molested In bio sale of tho stuff. A 
missionary comes to tesch school. She Is 
young and pretty. Duke, who has accumu- 
lated a squsw snd n half-breed child by this 
time, decrees none ahall go to the school, but 
he Is won by the girl. In realisation of what 
la due hla Indian wife and hla offspring he 
smashes his stock of rum bottles, clones his 
shop and makes his way over the hills with 
his family. A rather unsatisfactory ending, 
but about the only one that could have been 
thought out A program feature, that's all. 

Fred. 



Stowell and Lon Cheney. "The Orand Pas- 
sion" is a screen adaptation of "The Boss 
of Powdervllle," based on the mushroom 
towns that sprung up shortly after the be- 
ginning of the war In the vicinity of tho 
munitions plants. Undoubtedlv the story 
was a good one, for even the manner In which 
It Is presented could not fully ruin It, but 
"The Grand Passion" will here to be chopped 
and cut, reedlted and retltled before It will 
be anything like the shape It should bo. It 
needs most of nil to be retltled snd shout 
2.000 feet eliminated from the running. Thla 
latter will ho easy enough. Miss Phillips Is 



THE GRAND PASSION. 

This Universal JeweJ Production Is a seven- 
part feature that runs for orer an hour nnd 
a half. It la much too long and the story 
extremely druggy. Dorothy Philips Is the 
star, supported by Jack Mulhall, William 



likeable In a role that has sympsthy, but she 
Is rather Inclined to over-act, and her sup- 
port for the most part Is quite melodramatic 
Prom a production atandpolnt the exterior 
scenes are moot Impressive, but the picture 
In Its present shape Is generally unconvinc- 
ing. Fred. 



WILLIAM A. BRADY 

Director General 



WORLD PICTURES 



present 



KITTY GORDON 



(.(, 



Diamonds and Pearls 



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Directed by George Archainbaud 



A MODERN MUSKETEER. 

Ned Thacker Douglas Fairbanks 

Dorothy Morane .Marjorle Daw 

Her Mother Kathleen Kirk ham 

Indian Guide Prank Campeau 

Raymond Vandeteer Eugene Ormonde 

James Brown Tully Marshall 

A typical Fairbanks role Is the leading part 
In "A Modern Musketeer/' story and direction 
by Allan Dwan — tho story suggested by the 
narrative "D'Artagnaa of Kansas." By 
"typical Fairbanks role" Is meant marvelou* 
acrobatic stunts done In a comedy way, which 
If performed by an Individual In actual Ufa 
with no additional excuse than Is given In 
the picture, would call for a commission of 
lunacy to pass on his sanity. However, ac- 
companied by the Irresistible Fairbanks smile. 

the humor of the situations are Infectious. 
In thla Instance Fairbanks Is the son of a 
woman wuo constantly read "The Three 
Musketeers" prior to his birth, and praying 
that If the child waa a boy, that he might bo 
like D'Artagnan. Just as the child Is being 
brought into the world a cyclone strikes tho 
town (the locale Is Kansas) and the child Is 
born In the midst of turmoil. Lp to the Umo 
he grew to manhood his mother read and re- 
read the swashbuckling adventures of D'Art- 
agnan, much to the disgust of hla father, 
wno says chivalry la what is known in modern 

Carlance is rowdyism. Ned Thacker (Fair* 
snks), grown up, sses a rowdy strike bis 
gin. He follows the ruffian into a ueu and 
cleans up the place. The girl follows and 
w«iiupa him lor laying hands upon her sweet- 
heart. On another occasion he compels a 
portly man to give up his seat In a street 
car to a woman, only to discover his victim 
is the chief ot police, and he has to aervo 
four days In Jail. When he announces hla 
Intention to leave Kansas and seek adven- 
ture, be celebrates the consent' of his mother 
by climbing to the top of a church spire and 
yelling "hooray." He starts forth In a Ford 
car which aervea as the modern prototype 
for a caprisoned steed, encounters an eastern 
millionaire on the road In a stalled auto ac- 
companied by a sweet young girl snd bar 
xuuiucr, and wins the girl's love from the 
millionaire. At Yellowstone Park he rescues 
the girl from an Indian Chief who Intends 
to take her from the millionaire, pen or m- 
lng some halrbreadtb stunts, all of them, at 
all times, so startlingly exaggerated as to 
make them laughable, yet never made an out- 
and-out burlesque. The supporting cast In- 
cludes such capable artists aa Marjorle Daw, 
Eugene Ormonde, Frank Campeau and Tully 
Marshall, some recruited for "bits." For tho 
multitudes of Fairbanks fans "A Modern 
Musketeer" ranks with the best of that series 
of pictures. Joio. 

THE SEVEN SWANS. 

A delightful holiday feature Is tho Fsmous 
Plsyers-Paramount release, "Too 8even 
8wana," with dainty Marguerite Clark as tho 
star. In Interest the picture stands above 
the "Snow White" feature of Xmas one year 
ago. "The Seven 8wana" Is the work of J. 
Searle Dawley as author and director, and 
he delivered a feature that will Interest the 
grown-ups as well as the little folk, although 
it would seem as though It were primarily 
designed for the kiddles. The scenes are In 
the mythical kingdoms known as The Seven 
Dials and The Bouncing Ball. Miss Clark Is 
the beautiful Princess of the former, her 
father reign mg as King, and she has seven 
stalwart brothers who are Princes. In the 
neighboring kingdom of The Bouncing Ball 
there is a wicked Queen and she has a 
young son. Her coffers are empty so her 
scheming Chancellor suggests the Queen's eon 
be betrothed to the Princess of Seven Dials. 
The betrothal takes place, but the Prlnosss 
slaps the Princes face and treada on his 
toeH. The wicked Queen then decides that 
the seven Princes of the kingdom ahall be 
done sway with, so she sppeals to the witch 
of Ine Bouncing Ball, who casts a spell over 
the brothers, changing them Into seven white 
swans and leads them Into the bog behind 
the big mountain. When the little Princess 
hears her brothers are lost she runs away 
from the Palace and sets out to find them 
with the aid of the fairies of Oood Deeds. 
She finds them, the 8a nd Man helping her, 
and then "tor a year and a day" ahe keeps 
house for the swans, until the good Prince 
Charming arrives and she falls in love. The 
fairies again appear and tell her they will 
Hit the enchantment from her brothers If she 
will weave a seven-square mat of reeds, but 
a* the sacrifice of love she la not to apeak to 
any mortal while working on the mat. The 
Prince Charming asks her to declare her love 
for him, and when she falls to answer they 
berome estranged. After this she returns to 
her own kingdom as a stranger, but Is recog- 
nized by the Chancellor of the wicked Queen, 
who has her tried aa a witch and she Is sen- 
tenced to be burned at the stake. Her last 
night In her cell finds her weaving her mat, 
and then King Rat-a-Tat appears and ad- 
vises her to release her two pigeons so that 
they mny find her swan brothers and also 
bring Prince Charming to her rescue. 8uro 
enough as she is being led to the scene of her 
pvnhhmenf the »?v«»n avana come wnddllnp 
up and Prince Charming comes dashing Into 
the scene on his charger Just In time. And 
they live happily ever atferward. The pro- 
duction end of the reature Is truly magnifi- 
cent and the direction and picturlzlne; are 
very beautiful. Although released during the 
holiday time, when It Is supposed to make a 
spoelal appeal, the picture will be saleable In 
any season snd may be depended upon to at- 
tract buslnesa to special children matinees. 

Fred. 



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41 



RIVOLI. 

New York's latest temple of film amuse- 
ment — Rlvoll— opened last Friday night and 
the door* thrown open to the publle at noon 
Saturday. Not Including the elaaalo Oreelan 
front, the house, especially the general ar- 
rangement of the auditorium, Its decorations 
and lighting effects, resembles In many re- 
spects the Rlalto. 

The stage setting, called "The Conservatory 
of Jewels," consists of a dome within a dome, 
studded with crystal gems. The Introductory 
number Is a modified pageant, called' "The 
Victory of Democracy." It consists of a series 
of recitations with music, a chorus of 80 
voices, etc. It Is recited In three or four- 
minute relays by Forres* Robinson aa1 Mary 
Lawton and runa 23 minutes, giving a history 
of freedom In the U. 8. and proved a very 
tiresome affair. This was followed by a splen- 
did scenic, In turn succeeded by a abort solo 
by Eugene Cow lea, who was accoided a big 
reception. iLe news weekly, a violin rolo by 
Alberto Bachman, a Drew comedy, "Her First 
Love"; a short ballet, very amateurish, and 
Douftlaa Fairbanks' latest release, "A Modern 
Musketeer" la described la detail (Film Re- 
view* >. 

One of the features of the Interior of 
the Rlvoll Is the elaborate precautions which 
hsve been taken to Insure the expeditions 
handling of large crowds. There are 4 num- 
ber of super-Imposed paaaagewaya which par- 
si lei the auditorium on both aide* and run 
straight tLrough the structure from front to 
rear. Not only are the orchestra and mesia- 
nlne floors cared for In this manner, hut 
each cross-aisle of the balcony baa Its own 
corridor as well, so that the patrons In any 
part of the house will find themselves but 
a few steps from a doorway at which they 
can turn either to right or to left and pass 
directly to the street most convenient to them, 
without interferences from the ln-comlng 
crowds. 

The Rlvoll leaves little to be desired In the 
way of equipment, the lighting effects are well 
designed and bring out In full effectiveness 
both film end music 

The regular price of logo seats are $1. 
Prices for ciher parte of the house will range 
from 30 to 80 cents, as ai the Rlalto. but tor 
the first time In picture presentation, an 
sffort will be made to provide such an enter- 
tainment that one dollar will be considered a 
reasuoable price for the choice seats. 

Ae far us music la concerned, Inteieets In 
the Rivoll centers largely around the orches- 
tra, which consists of 50 musicians under the 
leadership ot Hugo Rlesenfeld. Once each 
week the orchestras of the Rlvoll and Rlalto 
will be combined in what la known aa the 
Rothapfel Symphony Orchestra, of a 100 or 
more pieces, which will render a popular 
symphony concert In the new theatre. 

The pipe or?an Is one of the largest In the 
world used i a theatre. It la equipped with 
every attachment known to the organ build- 
er's art and will supply adequate musical 
atmosphere for those enlertalnmenta at which 
the orchestra Is not present. 

Profiting by the color symphones which are 
seen at the nisi to. the Lvllders of the Rlvoll 
took Into consideration that feature from the 
outset, with the result that the place Is 
equipped from floor to dome with all the wir- 
ing, the msbked lamps and other Ingeniously 
concealed sources of light requisite to flood 
the auditorium with any color or combination 
of colors desired. 

8. L. Rothapfel Is manager of the Rlvoll, 
also Rlalto, both In the Times Square sec- 
tion. Mr. Rothapfel wan the first manager of 
the Strand, which now lies between Roth- 
apfel'a two L>ig film theatres. 

FACEVALUE. 

This Is Mae Murray'a second release with 
Bluebird and It is to be considered a some- 
what better effort than her first picture. The 

titles are Illuminated, wh'ch, for some reason 
is supposed to add Interest, but ofttlmee they 
do not. When the titles are as clear aa in 
this case ibey do not need "illuminating." The 
story starts with Mae aa Joan Darby (sug- 
gestive of an old etching), who is the drudge 
for one Mrs. Kelly, the latter eking cut an 
existence by taking In washing. Desirous of 
a cheap dress In a store window she "pro- 
motes" a fight between Louis McQulre. the 
leader of a tough gang of boys, and a colored 
kid, the admission being a nickel. Thli part 
of the plcturo is prologue, and the next scene 
finds Joan In a cheap eating place aa cashier. 
She quits when the manager trlea to "get 
fresh." Wandering to her room dlcconso- 
lately she happens on Lcule, now a youth of 
leisure and wanted by tilt police for larceny. 
Louie forces Joan to help him "do a Job." 
Joan la arrested as Louie makes his getaway 
and la sent to the reform school. While en 
route she Jumps from the train Into a creek 
and swims ashore. Standing there with hie 
horse is Bertram Von Twller, known aa Van, 
a wealthy young man lust back after three 
years on a western ranch. Van persuade** hla 
mother to give the girl a home. Wbt>n hla 
mother demurs, not knowing who the girl Is, 
Vsn says he takes her on face value— some- 
thing he had learned in the west. Van falls 
In love with Joan but haa reason to lose 
talth when a necklace if stolen st so eve- 
ning affair. Louie Is the real culprit, however, 
which fact comes out snd all ends well. 
Cssson Ferguson as Louie makes a good Im- 
pression ard is a clean -rut youth. Wheeler 
Oak man does well ss Vnn. Miss Murray's 
appealing baby face la (resent, both aa the 
drudge and later. The story Is by Miss slur- 
ray and Robert Leonsrd. The Isttor, too, 
handled the direction which fairly balances. 

J free. 



HIS OWN PEOPLE. 

Hugh O'Donnell Harry Morey 

Molly Conway Oladys Leslie 

Shamus Rellly Arthur Donadlson 

Perclval Cheltenham William Dunn 

Lady Mary Thome Hetty Dlythe 

Patrick McCormack Stanley Dunn 

VlUgraph'a Blue Ribbon feature released 
New Tear's eve ranks as a first rate melo- 
drama, In the proper acceptance of the term — 
that Is, a comedy drama, or a drama with 
comedy. The scenes are in Ireland and con- 
cerns the "gentry" and the "shanty" natlvea. 
Hugh O'Donnell, a burly blacksmith, loves 
little Molly Conway, whom he has known 
since childhood. Lord Cheltenham Is the 



owner of a vast estate nearby, and Is die- 
lived for hla war on poachers. Lady Mary 
Thorne, viaitlng Cheltenham, la attracted to 
Hugh by hla rugged manliness, and Invites 
him to the castle. Little Molly follows, peers 
through the window. Is seen by Cheltenham, 
who has been drinking, and drags her Inside. 
One of the gamekeepera shoots a poacher and 
the natives rise, rushing upon the estate bent 
upon revenge. Hugh holds them at bay and 
promises to turn over the culprit to the law 
but not to the mob. He goes to the room 
where Cheltenham Is. there finds Molly, and 
believing they have an affair, attempts to 
cheke the lord. In the end everything Is ex- 
plained and Hugh takes Molly to bis anna. 
The atmosphere of an Irlah village la splen- 



didly visualised, both In locale and native 
typea. Harry Mcrey la admirable aa the un- 
couth blacksmith, but could not resist the 
tendency to be at ease when he donned even- 
ing dress. Oladys Leslie aa the mischievous 
Molly makes an alluring colleen. Arthur 
Donaldson as the local schoolmaster Is prob- 
ably the moat consistently good type In the 
cast, while William Dunn aa Cheltenham, 
Betty Blythe as Lady Mary and Stanley Dunn 
as Patrick McCormack, the blaekamlth's as- 
sistant, all contributed to the generally fine 
effects. William Addison Lathrop la the 
author and William P. 8. Barle Is the direc- 
tor. "Ills Own People," the title of the pic- 
ture. Is certain to give satisfaction to ex- 
hibitors. Jolo. 



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The Master of Screencraft/me/i/s 

THE JUDGMENT HOUSE' 



fyomihenwdby Sir Gilbert fhrker 

yiclurized end personally directed 
/>y J. Stuart B/dckton 



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Fine drawing card in any theatre 

—DramaticZMirror 

A splendid example of the photodramatic art. ... A personal triumpl 
for Mr. Black ton. The picture carries a steady grin, a continuous 

pull of real, deep interest; and there are genuine, heart-stirring dramatic 
situations cropping out all through the six reels. —Moving Picture World 

Theatres Report Great Business 

The Fenway and the Exeter Street Theatres of Boston both report that 
business has been 'Very good" on this great production. 

(See Exhibitor's Trade Review, Jan. 5) 



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Thais 

PaphnutluH. 
Lolllus. ... 
Cynius. ... 
Nlclas 

Mother Superior. 
Nun 



THAIS. 



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Mary Oarden 
....Hamilton Revelle 

Crauford Kant 

Lionel A da ma 

Cbarlea Trowbridge 

Alice CbapTn 

Margaret Townaend 



It took a year of Goldwyn preparation to 
give us -Pony of tbe Circus." But Qoldwyn'e 
second blgb spot. "Thais," comes straight 
from the cutting room In the ordinary routine 
of production. Yet "routine" la the laat word 
to uue in connection with thla masterful 
visualization of Anatole France's famous novel 
and still more famous and aenaatlonal opera 
From the acreen debut of the famous prima 
duuim. Mary Oarden-naturally an event of 
Uie >«ar-tu the Biualiest detail of settiua and 
eonuuiiug, this le » production replete with 

lc u, n m C ? U f e aI1 cr * u »n»«* »ntO aix ree™ of 
acuou instead of spread over a three-hour 

? r U u ^ r ^ UU,tut ;, ' lh f •'««* 0P«n. with 80m e e^ 
tremeiy euectlve "ehota" at a great street 
ana bquare uominated Dy a huge marble tern- 
Pie Detail alter detail of the luTurioua a?d 
dissipated life of "Golden Alexaudr"™ ii the 

r U H l0 ., CeDlury A - U - '«*<"<»« u"2 toe in* 
roductlou of the particular pet •'vamp" of 
that period, Tnals. Alter wlineaalnjc her 
famous daucc in cue theatre we are St |n£ 
iua» 8 s lunuiate dumestic adaire, which cul- 
ni.uaie iu a uaut between a jeaioua iover and 
a *ciiou a -uimueU young man named A'aphnu- 
iiun wuo uu<i tceu cwuieiupiatiug joimua me 
t-uunu. lue maiuer 01 lue jeaiou* lover de- 
Uuc " ^apuuuuu* to tiecume a monk and ne 
ic-vce AitAauuim auu »eeaa aeciusion in a 
uoen Uiwu*oi«r 4 ,. iu*w ftsMis ou uer lamiilar 
v»«j, utnuer oiiuiaut uor narrow, but de- 
c»«^ui/ »u4.«re»Lu*. Word rescue* Paphuu- 
tiuo o. tue uuvou ihais ia causiua among uie 
joum oi inckttiiUiiu. vvun uuAcd euiwiioua 
*~*cu lit Ui iaitt ^ co whony tor religious *«*!, 
uui wuau couuius a Uiooi Ueciueu amuunt of 
pu/o»c4»i iUoLiu.i.yu, ne leluius to Alexandria 
lu cou.en Uie ticitl Cuuri<*>«U. 'ihe last naif 
01 tuc UiUi »uuwi) uis bucce** — and ills lallure. 
i'o* muu.u uu luatttiis lue repeuiaut TUaia in 
a uuuuci/ ue uuuui retain ui* owu peace Of 
niiua. v taiuus lunuie mm auu nuaiiy ne goea 
b^ca aciobs uie ueaeri 10 lue Uuuuery, ouiy 
to uuu mais Uyiu». aere a Uemeiidouviy 
uruuiuiic eu«.uuu^ei- elide lue play. ine Wor* 
oi *»*ttiy uuiutu as maia is lue ouuiaudmg 
letaiuic 01 iue acting iu uie Dim. Aiuiougu a 
nu»iv.e io iue an ecu sue uas uiastereu it per- 
leciijr. one kuuwi wual loo lew acreeu aclreeaea 
apm-ciuie, iu*i u to as ueceaaary lo act 
1 * KU »•"«-• "UU/ as wun lUe lace. auU thla aue 
uwca au^eiuiy. iier support la more than 
auc^uuic. iiamiiiou Kevene plays fapnuu- 
Uuo t«aiiicui u i'tjr well. i>eaide» uie deuui of 
a luiuuuo Biu cr, au elauuiaie aud ueauuiuf 
pruu u t.i.uu, a biroug auu simple atory aud 
b *" CUu,a «*cIiuk, iu*4is preaeuis even a lll- 
Uc mure iiiuu iue uaual Ouiuw/u standard of 
''•^""o *»uu puuiu tt i«iyuy. u»irecior *raiiH 
l ' uUC Utio «^"« uuuoum.jr goou wura in aeep- 

l»*a a euualaul Uuw 01 laaciuallUg lUClUeUl at 
tue blue 01 lue UlaiU tUlieui Ol Uie »lur^. 't'O 

u«uae uuc luiua m iuis aiud m particular, he 
li«a viauuiueu WllU ayieuuiU power Uie Beven 
Dcau.ji oiu» ui tiuvy, jeaiuue>, ibAiravagauce, 
Oiut».wuy i mere is a big lauau beiej, uruua- 
euucoa, iiiue auu i-uai, ua lypiUeU Uy seven 
Bcio ui uiucra al lue riuiuus least 01 Coila, 
Wl.icu Uiu».ca it sycelacuisr inciUeut In Uie 
pi«/. Ou« pariicuiany iuiere«Uug point is 
lue bucceas Outuw>u uas acuieveU in inaMlng 
"ruuia seem anugeluer muueru In leelmg 
auu ttiuiuaL lual iu a*pecl — uuylUlUg In iacl 
bui « uuaiume uim. This is uue pnn- 
ci^aiiy io iue uiai'vciuus ciuiues woru by ^iiMs 
(juiucu, any 01 wuicu — H Uiey hau juat a lit- 
tle uiuie iu luem — euuid be worn iu a modern 
bun ruuui. iue DiiuuU sutgeu lUe mm very 
euccuveiy wnu a semug 01 iue pyramids as 
au u^cuer uud a cuuyte ol huuwu auiuiers 
butu^iu^ at Hiicuiiuu. Wary Oardeu In 
" i uaia is ooiuwj>ua pinnano. It Ls oue of 
Aiueneas liuesl ciaabiu pruUuctions. J (MO. 

MOIriER. 

■Mother, " the ueweat state right release of 
tbo Oeueral i.uturpriaLs, Inc., ia a ttlmuallon 
oi bucu ibiipoiib novel, 'The Mother of the, 
Mau." 'ibo prouueuou wus Ulmed In Eng- 
luiiU uud prouueed by George l^oaue Tucker. 
Tbe picture leaiurea Eliaabeth Hisdon In the 
Hue iuiu, uuu ber cburutleruation Is one of 
tao iiin.o'1 iwcicb oi work »uuwu on the screen 
tbib bcuaou. ibe siory ot "Mother" deala 
witb iue saenbecs oi Avlaa Pomeroy, mother 
oi n^ I'ouicruy, a boy approacbiug man- 
buoU, who is, ul tJuiL's, bwuyed by his sur- 
rounuiiiss. ibe slury Ueala wuh mother love 
in iue uiiiiiiitic. it ia nui u picture oi puuebee 
or .ii.ii.iaiiuu.il neciica, out lb u lear-compeiiiug 
bi.uuiiiui cuLU^uainuu ibal Cauuol lull lo 

loatu lue lltauo Ul Ull WUO bfct U. <^Ulel, ftt 

uu ijuica, uiu point ib Urivcu bouie Wilb cou- 
Vi1,1 -'"b loite uiiU tbu bual 1 e^euciallOU Ui Ibe 
Wi^WuiU oon i.i iu,u in uiuiiy ucauuiui bctues. 
,'*-''' 'Av.-iu ii lb j cii.»i iu eicxpnouuily Iiuc. 
ibe ucior piuyuig lue pal I ol iue auu lb aecuud 
om> iu Mioa iviauou. i ue sceues were laaen 



HIS MOTHER'S BOY. 

Matthew Denton Cbarlea Ray 

Mabel Qlenny Dorla Leo 

Banty Jonea William Blmer 

Tom Glenny Joseph Swlckard 

Jlmmle Noonan Jerome Storm 

Mra. Denton Oerturde Claire 

Mra. Olenny ^ydla Knott 

Under the supervision of Thomaa H. I nee, 

Victor L. 8chertilnger directed "Mia Mother's 

Boy," starring Charles Ray. It waa picturiied 

bv Ella Stuart Caraon from Hupert Hughea' 

story, "When Lite le Marked Down." It le a 

typical Charlea Ray Story— that of a timid 

boy, the only child of a widow who peta and 

babies him as If he were atlll an Infant, and 



who asaerta bla manhood only- when the girl 
he lovea la In danger. Thla gives ample op- 
portunity for the effective facial expression 
Ray la gifted with. But the ftory. while a 
good one In many respects, ls lacking In sus- 
pense. The denouement Is almost certain, 
and especially ao to thoee familiar with the 
characters Ray haa played before the camera. 
Matthew Denton (Mr. Ray) la the son of a 
New England banker, who dies after prevail- 
ing upon his fellow townsmen to Inveat In 
Texas oil property. The natives are notified 
one day dividends had been suspended and 
promptly demand of the widow she reimburse 
them for their holdings. The boy up to that 
moment tied to his mother's apron strings 



Insists on going to Texas to And out the 
muse. He la so timid that when he becomes 
tbe centre of a abootlng scrape he promptly 
lalnth. All of which leada up to the dgbi in 
wblcb he geta the better of the bully who 
tries to annex bis girl and to tbe d I hco very 
the pipe line la being tapped. Very fine de- 
tail and acting, witb one or two minor things 
overlooked, such aa having the star working 
In the oil fields In a white shirt that la 
spotless. The girl, who realdes In the oil dis- 
trict and waits on tbe table at her motber'a 
hoarding hou*e dlahlna out food to dirty 
workers In the wella, la excruciatingly apot- 
le a. Tbe*e thlnax may be deemed necessary 
for the Idealization of the hero and heroine 
the average picture patron likes to see. but 
they detract from the otherwise well nigh 
perfect adherence to lifelike detalla. Jolo. 



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FRAMING FRAMERS. 






. ...Chadles Gunn 

Edwin Jobson 

George Pierce 

Laura Sears 

...Edward Martin 

Lee Phelps 

.Mildred Delpblne 



Gordon TraTle 

Addison Hale 

Harrison Westfall 

Ruth Weitfall 

Sylvester Brandon 

Lonnle Gorman 

Grace Garwood 

The title of this Triangle feature suggests 

a play on the "Cheating Cheaters" title, but 

the story resembles the latter not In the 

slightest. It Is one of those barum scarum 

melodramas of political Intrigue where a 
couple of bosses are fighting, and the bero, 
a newspaper reporter, steps In and tricks 
them both and wins the election. There 
tre a host of plots and counter plots that 



keep the story running along, but for the 
greater part these incident* are entirely 
forced, and so Improbable tbey rather tend 
toward comedy. Oordon Travis, atar re- 
porter with a hankering to write a novel, 
geta mixed In the battle between the political 
bosses, aa be la on a paper controlled by 
one. He la slugged when going for the atory 
of a wedding flaaco at the bouse of the rival 

• boas, and after knocked unconscious Is laid 
on a park bench, a few minutes later to be 
picked up aa a likely candidate for the de- 
ciding factor In a $5,000 bet. The wager Is 
tbat any man Is made by clothes, snd a park 
bum can be taken, dressed and foisted on 
society as a gentleman, to the extent of 
wooing and winning one of the social belles. 
One of the parties to the bet la the political 

boss, who owns the paper on which the star 



reporter worked* It being his idea to trick, 
the opposition and have the daugutcr aa "the 
goat" of the scheme, expecting to cause 
social ruin and political defeat thereby. But 
being a big politician ha doesn't know the 
man who does the politics on the paper he 
controls. But one of the many little loose 
details. Neither does the rival boss recog- 
nize the man he had alugged In his own 
rooms as the new suitor of his daughter. 
But the boy wins oat and by obtaining affi- 
davits from all the crooks, gunmen and 
cabaret sirens mixed up In the Intrigue bolds 
a whip over their heads, forces them to drop 
thejr candidates and give him the fusion 
nomination for mayor, and he marries the 
girl. Highly improbable, papably forced 
melodrama, and not even fair material for an 
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DAUGHTER OF DESTINY. 



Marion Aahley Madame Petrova 

The Crown Prince Thomas Harding 

Frans Jorn Anders Randolf 

Ambassador Ashley Robert Broderlck 

Police Agent Morbange Henri Leone 

Orsha m West Richard Oar rick 

Secret Service Man Carl Diets 

American Minister Warren Cook 

This Petrova festure Is billed ss presented 
by the First National Exhibitors' Circuit In 
the "Daughter of Destiny." by George Irving. 
It plays as though written with Petrova In 
mind, for U glvee her full opportunity to 
poee, and she seldom does anything else In 
pictures. But Petrova apparently Is a pic- 
ture drawing card of more or less value. 
But once throughout "Destiny" doe* the star 
"act." That Is a dramatic moment toward 
the finale, when there is a conference In 
Belmark with German intrigue holding the 
country In a storm of pacificism. Petrova 
Is an American girl, dsughter of our Am- 
bassador to somewhere over there. She baa 
acquired tbe marrying habit. First It was 
an artist, who turned out to be a spy of the 
Huns and shs remained with her father arter 
believing he had been killed. Her fathor 
was ordered to Belmark and along went 
Marlon. When the Crown Prince saw her, 
he slipped her a morgsnstlc msrrlage that 
all tbe Germans grew frantlo about. They 
wanted the Prince to merry the Prlneeee 
Sophia. But they came too lete. It wss at 
the momentus parley the news became known 
the °rlnce hsd married outside the fit ml I y. 
He waa sent for, then Marlon. The Prince 
stuck to his bargain, but Marlon agreed to 
call the marriage off for the good of Bel- 
mark. Upon the Germane saying, however, 
It was for their good Instead, Marlon with- 
drew her promise, whereupou the Huns pro- 
duced her first husband In tbe flesh ap a 
further reason. That left the situation some- 
whst complexed. for the Prinre bed declared 
himself for Marion forever snd there wee 
Franf Jorn back on the Job. Whether Marlon 
told the Prince she wss a widow the captions 
didn't state, sltbough the caption* were the 
most Interesting portion of the festure. The 
conference didn't settle any questions, prob- 
ably because the King, the Prince's father, 
didn't enthuse over anything. The King 
amounted to so little the proerem didn't even 
mention him. He wss made un for a Hebrew 
comedian which may hsve been tbe reason 
for that. But they bed to a>t rid of that 
first husbsnd. There was s howling rabble 
outside the pelace. They wanted pence. One 
Oermsn emlsssry on the outsMe of the crowd 
showed a friend s bomb snd suggested by a 
movement thst If the conference didn't deride 
on pesce he would blow up the palace. The 
rest of the crowd was Indifferent to this Im- 
portant psrt of ihelr ravines. But the Amer- 
ican Amhssssdor hsd rushed to the nslaee to 
ssy Amerlcs had declsred wer with Germany, 
whereupon the Prince went out on s small 
balcony snd told his countrymen the good 
news, sdilng Amerlcs would »*end them food 
and soldiers. The first husbnnd hopped out 
on the ssme balcony and Informed the crowd 
the Prince wss s llsr. That's what the cep- 
tlon said. While the mob wss maklne up 
It* m'n* who to beHeve. the Oermsn thr«»w 
the bomb. Ho cut off the bslfony as though 
It had been done with n knire. Inlurlne no on% 
excepting the first husband, whom the bomb 
killed and therebv cleered that portion of the 
story, with Marlon slightly hurt, sfterwsrd 
s^en on s etatelv coMnh with th* Prince til- 
ing her some day they would reign together 
over a democracy. The affair sound" like 
a story of any small Euronesn principally 
rewritten to the occsslon. but Just where the 
destiny was for Marlon with s morgsnstlc 
marrtate to boast of sfter man-vine; s couple 
of foreleners. didn't disclose Itself, except 
In the title. Thomas Hsrdln* ss the Crown 
Prince was Inclined to strut hut looked the 
role. Anders Randolf made the first hus- 
band strong and weak by turn until he hid 
behind «ome whl«ker« thst seemed to let him 
out sltojtether sfter thst. The Oermsn mas- 
ter spy was th*» heavy role an'! well enoueb 
plnved In Its hits. Tn production the "Dee- 
tlnv" feature Is excellent. In sct'nn. meae-re, 
with hut the mob aeene and a mild fist flvht, 
and In direction there should he no com- 
print for what noting Petrova did she sot 
awav with. As a feature, a Petrova festure. 
it «houM Ho. for it h-" th<» w»r atmo Qr >* , ero, 
but It means nothing beyond that. 8ime. 



NEW YORK LUCK. 



Nick Fowler William Russell 

nwendolvn Van Loon. . . .Francella Bllllneton 

Dad Fowler Harvey riark 

llmmle Keen Clarenre Pur»nn 

Steve Diamond Fdwrd P*11 

lord Ronlfa^e Chendle A"red Fer«"»«on 

Peter Van Loon Fredprlo Vr«nm 

Pnlter Carl fltoekdwle 

A corvine melodrama done In a conT'dy 
wny la "New York Lurk " an American film 
Cn feat'Te rele^ed via Mutual. *tnrr1ng 
WHHam Russell, directed by Vdw»rd P'omnn. 
N'lck Fowler, a teleeranh onerntor In Ho»>okus, 
has virions of the fortunes to he m^de In 
New York and determine-* to fry his hand In 
the hit? city. His experiences there ar«« so 
totally dl^erent frcm we*>t he imagined he 
wants fo return hut rr'de prevent*, and h* 
writes his father a plowing r»ornunt of Ma 

jwl V< % UtU r-'W " '"' m)''"''''' ' n tee rnptrnrin'U 

It Is all vividly visualized and not until 
the finish Is M rev-'tp-d that he ero'«»od the 
Hlt"*»»'ons | n ],is ]«<*t< r heme. Flnl-'Mne Ms 
enl u t1e ho meets n former native now a Pic- 
ture dirr.rtnr who refls the letter and ft ff|, r^ 
him *1 OOO and a stendv posltlnn as »"rnar'o 
writer to n^e the lotter as a «tnrv f or M* 
next fl'm rirod"et|on. It «<iee<od J adm'raMv 
for what wan declined, and the font'" - * will 
make first class entertainment wh*r*ver 
shown. Jolo. 



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IN THE BALANCE 



Vitagraph's production of "In tbo Balance" 
Is by E. Phillips Oppsnbelm, adapted from 
tbe novel. "The Hlllman." directed bj Paul 
Scardon and starring Barle Williams. Rather 
Impressive drama, with little or no oomedy. 
relief. The story is Intense and Its denoue- 
ment Is at all times uncertain, hence ab- 
sorbingly Interesting. Barle la the younger 
of two brothers, who live In the country, 
rather Isolated, and with no feminine In- 
terests to distract them. Louise llaurel, an 
actress, while driving past their plaos, has a 
breakdown to her auto, and the younger of 
tbe brothers Invitee her to stay the night 
with them. They fall In love. It develops 
she wss on her way to visit the Prince of 
Beyre, a notorious libertine. Despite the pro- 
tests of tbe elder brother, the younger pur- 
sues his courting, constantly Interrupted by 
the Influence of tbe prince. When he finds 
the girl's name linked with the prince he 
abruptly breaks off with the actress and re- 
turns home, followed there by the actress, 
who throws over tbe wealthy prlnoe to marry 
the handsome country gentleman. Excellent 
atmosphere and the details of the story are 
worked out to retain Interest throughout. 
Barring that every time Williams appears be- 
fore the camera he stops and registers, and 
the woman playing the actress Is constantly 
attired In evening gowns, whether the hour 
be morning, noon or night, there Is very lit- 
tle fault to find. Joio. 

BETTY TAKES A HAND. 

The most recent Olive Thomas starring 
vehicle released by the Triangle Is from a 
story by Katharine Kavanaugh, plcturlsed by 
Jack Cunningham and produced under the 
direction of Jack Dillon. It Is highly Im- 
probable and five-reel tiresome attempt to 
pad a story that should have been told In two 
reels. Miss Thomas Is a cute heroine and 
looks rather Interesting, but one gets more 
or less tlrrfd of Just seeing a star run through 
scenes that simply mean nothing at all aa 
far as the story Is concerned. Charles Gunn 
Is Miss Thomas' leading man. and his per- 
sonality helped to carry the story, too weak 
for feature purposes. Miss Thomas Is a 
country maiden whose fether believes he was 
swindled out of his share of a million-dollar 
mining proposition, his brother-in-law having 
been a party to the scheme. Finally after the 
brother-ln-daw'r death, when his sister offers 
to tske his daughter to the city for a visit, 
he believes It Is Just a part of what is his 
due realisation that a wrong has been done 
him that amounts almost to a confession on 
tbe part of bis sister. Betty (Olive Thomas) 
as the daughter goes on the visit, snares the 
"catch" of the season, who la the son of the 



man who made the mltllona out of the mine 
In which her father waa onoe a share holder. 
That her cousin bed a young man and his 
millions staked out for herself adds seat to 
Betty's conquest. Not much of a feature for 
general consumption. Fred, 

loveTetters. 

Blleen Rodney Dorothy Dalton 

Raymond Moreland William Conklln 

Eleanor Dare Dorcas Matthews 

John Harland Thurston Hall 

Robert Maxwell Uayward Mack 

Amos William Hoffman 

Dorothy Dalton looks charming and acts 
with more than ordinary power In her latest 
Paramount release, "Love Letters." super- 
vised by Thoo. H. Ince. Miss Dalton has 
been provided with a story that Is logical, 
well constructed, beautifully staged and has 
proper suspense connected with It, and In 
these surroundings she makes a charming and 
appealing character of the young heroine. 
Eileen Rodney, young ward of John Harland, 
has become fascinated by Raymond Moreland, 
who poses as a teacher of weird eastern cults 
snd creeds, but secretly sneers at the foolish 
women swayed by his words. Moreland asks 
Eileen to go to India with him and she con- 
sents, thinking he mesns as bis wife. Learn- 
ing he baa no Intention of msrrylng her, she 
leaves him and returns to her guardian, who 
has always been In love with her, as has 
Robert Maxwell, his associate. Shortly after- 
ward she marries Harland, and for a time 
their life la happy. The return of Moreland 
brings an end to this, however, for he 
threatens Blleen with exposure of their old 
affair unless she will come to his rooms to 
get the old love leters she wrote him and for 
whlcn she asks. Afraid to go, and afraid 
not to go, Blleen at last takes her courage fn 
hand and vlelta Moreland'a apartment There, 
aa ahe had feared, she learns be has no Idea 
of returning the letters, and a fierce struggle 
ensues, sfter which Eileen make* good her 
escape— but without the letters. Next morn- 
ing she learns Moreland baa been murdered. 
Her husband, as the district attorney. Is tbe 
prosecutor for the etate. He believes a woman 
committed the murder and bends every energy 
to prove the conclusion. A scene In which 
Eileen returns to the home of Moreland and 
Is almost discovered there by her husband, 
provides a moment of well ordered suspense. 
Tbe denouement brings a happy endlnc; for 
tbe troubles of the ward. Jolo. 



WHEN MEN ARE TEMPTED. 

A Greater Vita graph Blue Ribbon Feature 
founded on the novel, "John Burt," by Fred- 
erick Upham Adams, with Mary Anderson 
and Alfred Whitman starred. The picture Is 



PAR ALT A PLAYS 



PICK OF THE PICTURES 
The First Paralta Play 

J. WARREN KERRIGAN in 

"A Man's Man" 



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Directed by 
OSCAR APFEL 



Written by 
PETER B. KYNE 



The Second Paralta Play 

BESSIE BARRISCALE ■« 

"Madam Who?" 



Directed by 
REGINALD BARKER 



Written by 
HAROLD MacGRATH 



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a rather old-fashioned tale with the action 
evidently laid in the early '80s. with Its con- 
cluding events bringing It slong until the 
early years of the Ws. That mnch la sag- 

Jested by the costuming. It would have been 
ust as easy to modernise the story, and It 
would have been more effective. At present 
It visualises exactly as one of those old 
Horatio Alger, Jr., stories, where the young* 
country boy grows up to be a great financier 
snd wins the girl from the silk hatted villain. 
As a feature the picture Is worthy only of 
ordinary program booking without any special 
point about It to attract business. Miss 
Anderson Is a charming little girl, but looked 
rather ridiculous In the costumes of a score 
or more years sgo. There Is one good stunt 
In a corking runaway, a rlpsnortlng tee ring 
affair. Alfred Whltmsn as the co-star played 
well but failed to look the age that should 
have rested on the shoulders of the men who 
had made millions, after a penniless start, 
when he pressed his suit for the heroine's 
band. Fred. 



THE STRONG WAY. 

Eunice Torrence June Elvldge 

Don Chadwlck John Bowers 

Mrs. Torrence Isabel Derwlm 

Geoffrey Farrow Joe Herbert. 

Martha ....................... Roslna Henley 

Stenographer Grace Williams 

Dan Carter Hubert Wllke 

June Elvldge Is tbe star of this week's 
World film release, "The Strong Way," dl- 
racted by George Kelson. Tt Is a conglomerate 
domestic drams, with very strong punches, 
none quite new but Intelligently assembled 
and clssslly depicted. At the death of Frank 
Torrence his widow snd daughter are left 
with $10,000 a year Income. Tbe daughter Is 
prsctlcally engaged to a young banker with a 
modest Income, but her mother persuades her 
to marry a very wealthy elderly widower, who 
Is a rake. The young wife Is pursued by her 
husband's lawyer, also a libertine. The lawyer 
Is found deed, hsvlng been shot, and the 
young banker Is believed to have killed him. 
The young banker, In turn, believes the young 
wife did the deed and Is willing to stsnd for 
It. It turns out the murder wss committed 
by the wife's maid, who had been ruined by 
the lawyer. The girl dies, confessing the 
crime and the reason therefor. When the 
young banker, to escape the police, hides In 
the wife's room and Is found there, ahe, to 
protect him from the charge of murder, pre- 
tends he Is her lover. Strong drama through- 
out, with plenty of suspensive Interest. Jolo. 



RED, WHITE AND BLUE BLOOD. 

A comedy drama Issued by the Metro with 
Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne, they 
carrying the story by their personalities. The 
feature was made from an original story by 
Shannon Fife, sdapted by June Mathls and 
directed by Charles J. Brsbln. Tbe title Is 
rather misleading and just an attempt at red 
fire hurrah. Tbe story Is of the social climber 
order that always leaves room for comedy, 
but sympathy and pathos are dragged In to 
make sure the hero has an opportunity to 
land. A starving family In the slums Is u*ed 
for the purpose of permitting him to land 
with a forcible punch with the audience. 
There are some remsrksble exterior scenes, 
but there Is also a rescue bit In which two 
motorboats play an Important part that seems 
little short of laughable. However, thla Is 
the directors' fault. As lonsf as Bu^hnmn 
snd Bayne appear together In tbe final clinch 
all the fans will be satisfied. Just s fair 
program picture. Fred. 



Piedmont Pictures Corporation 

OF NEW YORK 
729 SeTenth Avenue 

Confidential Buying and Selling Agent 
for United States and Foreign Countries 



WALSH HELD BY OPTION. 

Raoul A. Walsh will not join the 
Goldwyn directing forces after all, de- 
spite previous official confirmation. 

On looking over his contract with 
Fox, Walsh found Fox held an option 
on his services for another year. It 
didn't occur to him to re-read his Fox 
agreement until that concern officially 
notified him it had decided to exercise 
the option. 

Upon realizing the situation, Walsh 
presented the matter to the Goldwyn 
people, who immediately relinquished 
any claim they felt they might have 
upon him. 

PAULINE FREDERICK'S OWN. 

It is" reported the present contem- 
plated plan of Pauline Frederick and 
her husband, Willard Mack, is to pro- 
duce four pictures yearly by Miss 
Frederick's own company under the 
direction of her husband. , 



KATTERJOHN REMAINS. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 2. 

Monte M. Katterjohn, at present 
writing screen plays for the Paralta 
stars, is out with denial of the trade 
rumor he has severed his connection 
with Paralta and returns to the Tri- 
angle. 

Katterjohn has a long term con- 
tract with Carl Anderson, president 
of Paralta Plays, Inc., and has just 
had his "Carmen of the Klondike" com- 
pleted by that company. At present 
he is finishing a new script for Henry 
Walthall. 




MR. JULES RAUC0URT 

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WEST COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

BY GUY PHICB. 

Los Angelea, Dee. 27. 
Mrs. D. B. McRae, mother or Henry McRae. 
studio head at Universal City, arrived from 
Saskatoon, Canada, and will remain here for 
the winter. Accompanying Mrs. McRae were 
her two daughters, Mrs. M. Muchmore and her 
young son. Jack, and Mlas Anabelle McRae. 



They call Monte Katterjohn's private offlco 
"Squirrel Inn." A studio wag stuck this sign 
over the door the day following Monte's ar- 
rival in his new workshop, "Half Rates to 

Nuts." 



The theatre seats, says Charlie Murray, are 
not so comfortable since the government put 
a war tax on them. 



J. O. Hawkes, the screen author, la Christ- 
maBlng In San Francisco. 



Tom Geraghty gave a Christmas party to 
half a hundred kiddles at hla home. Pretty 
generous for a scenario writer. 

John Jasper, Chaplin atudlo manager, was 
"hung up" for $05 as a result of a practical 
Joke played on him last weak. 

Buck Massle Is now manager of Clone's 

Auditorium. 



Like the prophet who returned to his home, 
George Proctor, until recently an illuminating 
figure In local film literary circles, has "broken 
Into" the newa columns of the Randolph 
(Mass.) News, and on the front page, too. 
Randolph Is Mr. Proctor's native heath, and ye 
editor has honored him with a two-column In- 
terview (next to reading matter, same being 
a pathetic pi ;a for the reader of the news to 
"Save their old false teeth"). In which the 
photoplaywrlght enlightens his former fellow 
citlsens on various subjects. In order that 
his pre-eminence might now be overlooked by 
Ms friends here, George has forwarded clip- 
ping to prove it. 

Al Nathan, Superba manager, Is expected 
down from San Francisco this week. 



Tod Browning went np to Big Pine with his 
Edith Storey company last week, remaining 
several days. 

Eugene Lewis is now writing Universal film 
stories. 



Katherine McDonald Is playing leada oppo- 
site Douglas Fairbanks. 



The back cover of the Mack Bennett Weekly 
(only It is Issued bi-monthly) would make 
the interior sheets of the Police Gasette bluah 
with shame. Oh, for a legles? day ! 

A boy was born recently to Mr. and Mrs. 

Arthur Shirley, both film players. 

Anita King was married to a lieutenant in 
the army. 



Charles J. Brabin, one of the most promi- 
nent directors in the business, has come here 
to alternate with Charles Collins as Viola 
Dana's director. 



B. A. Rolfe is back from New York. The 
Metro chief made a record-breaking trip, stop- 
ping In the big town only 36 hours. 



Al Cohn, west coast editor of Photoplay, has 
signed a contract to do personal publicity for 
Mary Plckford. His title will ha "personal 
press representative." 

Edith 8torey's mother Is en route from New 
York to Join the Metro star. 

FUNKHOUSER'S REASONS. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Funkhouser, who takes all the film 
joy out of life in Chicago, has deleted 
the first two episodes in the new Vita- 
frraph release, "Vengeance and the 
Woman." 

The reason he gave for the removal 
of the 4,000 feet is because they portray 
the murder of prison guards by con- 
victs, crooks shaking dice for posses- 
sion of a woman and other underworld 
scenes. 

Several thousand dollars have been 
spent here advertising the picture, and 
a contest in court is expected. 



"OVER THE TOP" FILM. 

Arthur Guy Empey, soldier, author 
and lecturer, writer of "Over the Top," 
has signed with Vitagraph to appear in 
a special feature to be called by the 
same name as his popular book, and 
will start work on it at once. 

Albert £. Smith will personally 
handle the directing, assisted by Wil- 
fred North and Sergeant Empey. Lois 
Meredith will appear as his leading 
lady. 

29 -CLEOS." 

To date there are full road routes 
through the Shubert theatres through- 
out the country laid out for 20 travel- 
ing "Cleopatra* (Theda Bara subject), 
with road companies of "Les Miser- 
ables" to take to the trails as soon at a 
line on its strength out of New York 
is obtained this week at Syracuse. 

"Augmented orchestras" will be car- 
ried or arranged for in the towns where 
the exhibition is shown. 

The Helen Gardner feature of "Cleo- 
patra" makes its reappearance at a 
Broadway house within the next few 
weeks. An option on a theatre hat 
been obtained by P. C Cratt. 

For the revival of the film Miss 
Gardner has taken some- new scenes 
and consented to have the picture mar- 
keted by Craft. 



Jules Raunourt. the Belgian actor, will play 
opposite Marguerite Clerk In "Prunella." di- 
rected by Maurice Tourneur. 

Activities on Mary Pick ford's next picture, 
to be released by Arte raft following "Stella 
Maria," has been started In Ban Franolsco. 



Joeeph Franklin Poland has sold his latest 
story to Thomas 11. lnos, who will feature 
Dorotay Daltoa. 

Hedda Nova, the young Russian star, will 
make her first Vitagraph' appearance In a 
aerial, upon whloh work recently started. 
Prank Q tendon will have the principal male 
part. 

"Loaded Dice" haa been adopted as the title 
of the new Frank Keenan picture which Pathe 
will releaso sometime In February. The next 
Pearl White aerial will be styled 'The House 
of Hole*." 



Efforts are being made by the War Depart- 
ment's Commission on Training Activities with 
the co-operation of exhibitors In the cities and 
towns surrounding the 80 or mora training 
camps to have a more careful selection of pic- 
tures for the soldiers In camp and to avoid 
all films of the "vampire" and "aax* r 



The Unity Photoplays Co., of Chicago, haa 
purchased 20,000 feet of Industrial film for 
distribution on the same baals as the Rex 
Beach travel pictures. The film was made by 
a Kanaas City man In tht course of his In- 
vestigation of the country's Industrial re- 
soureaa. The film Is being reassembled lata 
l.uou-foot su Jects and will be released one 
reel each weak voder a blanket contract. 



NEWS OF THE FILM WORLD. 

"Within the Cup" la the next Paralta play, 
starring Beaale Barrlacale. 



President Albert B. Smith, of Vitagraph, 
barely escaped serious injury when his lim- 
ousine collided last Friday with a telegraph 
pole. He suffered eeveral painful Injuries but 
was able to continue hie Journed to the Vita 
studio In Brooklyn. The Injuries consisted 
principally of a deep cut on hie forehead, a 
wrenched leg and a badly lacerated hand. 



Thomas H. Ince ha* engaged Melbourne 
MacDowell for two year* 



Robert O. Vlgnola bas renewed his contract 
with Famous Playere for another year. 



Jack Plckford and Ollle Thomas wire from 
Broadway that "no Christmas was ever like 
this." They went east for the holidays. 

Reggie Barker celebrated Christmas Eve by 
staging a party at his home. 

Big-hearted Bill Hart remembered a host of 
his picture and non-professional friends with 
gifts. 



-CRUCIBLE" AT PARK. 

"The Crucible of Life," in seven 
reels, the next state-right picture to be 
released by General Enterprises, Inc., 
goes into the Park Jan. 20. 

It is a screen version of Bartley 
Campbell's play "Fairfax" and features 
Grace Darmond. 



Tom Moore haa signed a year's contract with 
Ooldwyn. 



Triangle director Cliff Smith had a finger 
caught In the motor of his new automobile 
and It is pretty badly smashed. 



Florence La Badle. who died Oct. 13 at 
Osslnlng. as tho result of an automobile acci- 
dent, left an estate of $500. 



The refusal by the Chicago censorship board 
to permit the exhibition In ■ Chicago of the 
Theda Bara picture, "Cleopatra," led to the 
filing of a suit In the 8uperlor Court by the 
Fox Film Corporation, which challenges the 
legality of toe board. The Rim company asks 
ths court to enjoin the city from Interfering 
with the leasing of the picture. 

With Fox continuing the tenancy of the 
Lyric through the new year arrangements 
have been made for the cew Annette Keller- 
mann film spectacle, "Queen of Sea," to open 
there the latter part of February or around 
the first of March. The present Lyrto at-' 
tractions, "Lea Mlserablee" will continue 
there until followed by the Kellermann sub- 
ject. 





This picture is the second TRIANGLE seven-reel 
super-production to be released January 13, 1918, 
on the regular program at NO EXTRA COST to 
exhibitors. 



—and one of the most artistic pictures that TRIANGLE has 
ever produced, a masterpiece of scenic beauty — is this seven- 
reel super-feature, "I LOVE YOU," starring Alma Rubens. 
REMEMBER this picture is released January 13th, on the 
regular TRIANGLE program and 

AT NO EXTRA COST TO EXHIBITORS 

TRIANGLE DISTRIBUTING CORPORATION 

1457 BROADWAY, NEW YORK 




S. A. LYNCH. Prtt. 



R. W. LYNCH. VlM-Pm. 



FRED KENT, Treat. 



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MUCH DISCUSSED COMBINE OF 
FILM DIS TRIBUTIN G INTERESTS 

Pathe, Triangle, Goldwyn and Other Heads Still Talking 

Scheme to Cut Exchange Overhead — Paramount-Art- 

craf t Propose a New Plan for Their Own Features. 

May Mean a Franchise Arrangement. 



Matters are progressing toward the 
putting into shape of the proposed dis- 
tributing amalgamation. Meetings are 
being held almost daily and are being 
attended by attorney Gabriel Hess, 
who is aiding in weaving the loose 
ends into cohesive shape. 

The subject of the size of the cor- 
poration has already been discussed, 
varying from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000, 
with some of the interested parties 
favoring a $500,000 capital to reduce the 
amount of the war tax, which charges 
a percentage on the gross capitaliza- 
tion. Most of the meetings, or con- 
ferences, thus far, have been held at 
the Goldwyn offices. 

S. A. Lynch, president of Triangle, 
was due back from Florida Wednes- 
day night to attend these informal 
talks, and there may be some delay 
due to the absence on the coast of 
J. A. Bcrst of Pathe. 

From unofficial sources it is stated 
Berst only attended one conference 
"to listen" and had not yet committed 
himself, with some likelihood Pathe 
might still elect to continue on his 
own. 

Color is given to this by the an- 
nouncement from Pathe exchanges to 
exhibitors that all of its 6 Gold Roost- 
er pictures, released prior to Dec. 2, 
would be offered at large special re- 
ductions. These do not include the 
new features now being made with 
Bessie Love. Fannie Ward, Frank 
Keenan and Bryant Washburn. 

Paramount-Artcraft officials view the 
proposed amalgamation with outward 
equanimity and the Messrs. Abrams 
and Shulberg are busily engaged in 
endeavoring to work out a compre- 
hensive distribution scheme along new 
lines. Whether it would take the form 
of a franchise plan or how long a time 
would be occupied in perfecting a 
practical plan, they are not prepared 
to state at this time. They would not 
hazard an estimate of time in weeks 
or months — or even years. 

Numerous complaints have been 
heard from time to time from exhibi- 
U;r.^ that the pr^v-nl P^r^mount-Art - 
craft selling plan "demands" or "sug- 
gests" that in order to secure the 
Pickford, Fairbanks. Hart, Clark and 
other big stars it might be expedient 
to contract for some of the minor 



stellar luminaries. Reports from out 
of town are to the effect the First 
National, composed of important ex- 
hibitors, is adopting the same plan 
with the rental of its forthcoming 
Chaplin releases endeavoring to in- 
clude in the Chaplin contracts the 
booking of some of its other features. 
Up to date neither Mutual nor Vita- 
graph is reported as an applicant for 
the proposed distribution combination. 



-WID W PROGRESSING. 

Arthur Edwin Crows, head of the 
Exhibitors' Service Department for 
Goldwyn, has resigned and will join 
"Wid" Gunning in the editing of films 
for producers. 

"Wid," it is understood, will enlarge 
his field of activities in that direction, 
in addition to conducting his weekly 
publication. 



KID FEATURES. 

Upon the discontinuation of the mak- 
ing of certain film subjects said to have 
outlived their screen usefulness and 
which have resulted in little or no de- 
mand for them, some of the New York 
manufacturers are paying a lot of at- 
tention to the making of "kiddie sub- 
jects." 

Among firms leading perhaps with 
the making of kid subjects are the Uni- 
versal and Fox. The U plans a long 
list of kidlet subjects that will have 
Zoe Ray featured. Fox has a year's 
work mapped out for Jane and Kath- 
erine Lee, Frances Carpenter and Vir- 
ginia Corbin, Georgia Stone and Ger- 
trude Messenger. 



SHEER OUT. 

William Sheer is out of the film play- 
ers' agency, in which Montrose Bern- 
stein was jointly interested. The latter 
is a young physician from Macon, Ga., 
and was the backer of the Sheer enter- 
prise. He is now devoting his evenings 
to specialistic work in various New 
York hospitals. 

It is said that when Dr. Bernstein 
entered the Sheer office he gave the 
iancr $3,000. Dr. Bernstein may secure 
some one to replace Sheer. 

Lately the Sheer-Bernstein office 
started in producing films of its own 
and a further entrance into the pro- 
duction end of the industry is planned. 



BkOADWAY RENTALS. 

The opening of the new Rivoli 

picture theatre in the heart of the 

amusement section of New York the 

latter part of this week, gives rise to 

considerable speculation as to the 

effect it will have on the film empo- 
riums now running in that district and 
the proposed Capitol theatre almost 
directly opposite. 

The Rivoli has a 20 year leasehold 
with renewals. The ground rent is 
$45,000 a year. It has a $150,000 loan 
at 5 per cent ($7,500 annually) and 
there is an investment of $250,000 (at 
6 per cent totals $15,000 a year) and 
the repayment of the $150000 must be 
made at the rate of $7,500 annually. 
This, with approximately $15,000 taxes, 
brings the rental to about $90,000. 
Its seating capacity is 2.360. 

The Strand, with 2.780 seats, has a 
ground rental of $128,000, has interest 
charges of about $30,000, its amorti- 
zation, or repayment of building loan, 
is $15000 and its taxes $49,000. Last 
year the office building failed to yield 
a profit but under new management 
it is figured should yield $50,000, 
which brings the total ren- of the 
tneatre to $172,000. 

The Rialto with 1,966 seats, with 
only an eight-year ground lease, pays 
. ground rent of $34,000, $18,000 in- 
terest charges and $31,000 taxes, total- 
ling $83,500. 

The proposed Capitol construction 
has been delayed through inability to 
secure its steel. Its ground rent, for 
20 years, with renewals, is $50,000, in- 
terest $36000. taxes $20,000 and has a 
responsible offer of $25,000 for the 
stores in front, which brings its rent 
to" $81 000. Its- seating capacity will 
be 5,200. 



OPPOSED TO UNION. 

Up cm learning that a new "rump" 
organization to be known as the 
American Theatre Employees and 
Projection Machine Operators' Union 
of Brooklyn and Long Island has been 
formed and that activities pointed to 
the Brooklyn affiliation of the Exhibit- 
ors' League being interested in its 
welfare through the reported contri- 
butions of $200 to its fund. Local 306, 
M. P. O. Union of New York (affiliated 
with the I. A. T. S. E.) has decided to 
fight the Brooklyn league, tackling it 
in sections, taking one at a time until 
favorable progress is reported. New 
Year's found the local facing decisions 
in three cases where Brooklyn picture 
house owners had besought the court 
to grant injunctions permanently pro- 
hibitiiig pKkvti.'ig i.i fr.vnt of their 
theatres. The houses involved are the 
Wyckoff (WyckofT and Bleeker), Irv- 
ing (Irving and Myrtle) and the Wil- 
loughby (Knickerbocker and Wil- 
loughby). 



FEATURES FOR 1918. 

Film contracts for 1913 have Carlyle 
Blackwell, Montagu Love, Arthur Ash- 
ley, June Elvidge, Ethel Clayton, Eve- 
lyn Greeley and Kitty Gordon on the 
Brady-made list of. World features. In 
the Brady "all-star film cast" for the 
Hamilton and Burr story entitled "The 
Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds" (released 
Jan. 24), will be found Blackwell, Miss 
Elvidge, Ashley and Miss Greeley. The 
Gordon subject, "Diamonds and Pearls," 
released Dec. 31, will be followed by 
another Gordon film, "The Divine Sacri- 
fice," released Feb. 4. The Love feature, 
"The Cross Bearer." given a private 
showing at the 48th street 5'irday 
night, is to be given special attention 
by the World (Brady-made) publicity 
department. 

The Pathe list comprises names that 
have been linked with other concerns 
in the past year. Those now listed are 
Frank Keenan, Bessie Love, Bryant 
Washburn. Mrs. Irene Castle, Pearl 
White, Gladys Hulette, Babie Mane 
Osborne, Fanny Ward, and Creighton 
Hale. 

The Universal companies of the Blue- 
bird and Butterfly brands will have 
most all of the present stars, now 
working, with few exceptions. Plans 
are already laid for multiple-reeled 
subjects for Ella Hall, Franklyn Far- 
num, Violet Mersereau, Harry Carey, 
Mae Murray, Dorothy Phillips, Zoe 
Ray, Louise Lovely, Grace Cunard. 
Jack Mulhall and perhaps Herbert 
Rawlinson. . 

The release list of U subjects are now 
listed up to Feb. 25. when a Harry 
Carey film, "Wild Women," is to be 
released. The next of the Charles Ken- 
yon subjects, "The Painted Lip," will 
have Louise Lovely as its star. It will 
be released February 4. 

On the Fox list will be William Far- 
num. Theda Bara. George Walsh, Vir- 
ginia Pearson, Gladys Brockwell, June 
Caprice. Jewell Caprice, Sonia Mar- 
kova, Tom Mix, Peggy Hyland (the 
latest acquision to the Fox ranks), as 
well as the present list of child players 
on its payroll. 

Triangle has opened the new year 
with four new stories started and four 
pictures completed as the old year 
died. Four directors are waiting for 
stories and one director, Cliff Smith, 
maker of western thrillers, is putting 
the finishing touches to his latest Roy 
Stewart vehicle. E. Mason Hopper has 
been "shooting" on a seven-reel fea- 
ture by E. Magnus Ingleton, the title 
of which has not yet been announced. 

KEENEY'S WRITER SELECTED. 

The first of the Frank A. Keeney 
films will be Catherine Calvert in a 
scenario written by Benjamin S. Kutler. 

Kutler joined the Keeney forces this 
week and will assist James Kirkwood 
in the selection of the supporting Cal- 
vert company. 



VARIETY 




Direction. FRANK EVANS 
Nomt Week (Jan. 7)— Royal, New York 



•The Pint Size Pair" 

LAURIE 

AND 

BRONSON 

IN "LETERGO" 






-Fate* *and J2I0 Delaaar threw, me la 
with a Merer yean* Strata aaal'aa aajaally 
clever wife, who are ahortfr U Invade the 
Varlaty Oraaa with a two-lack alalia. 
Walcaaia ta the domaia «f wit. 

Walter* and Walter* roa ara headed 
"Bin; Tiaieward." Lafa have year rUjht 
name. Welcome la alea eat ended ta the 
Miaaaa A a brer and Sicha. WbVs next, 
Alexander and Flelda7 

Edward Marshall 

CHALKOLOGIST 



Watch the baby grow 

BOBBY HENSHAW 

The "Uke" Kid 

Just six months old with this issve. 
He is now able to hold next to closing 
spots, and Is rnpidly growing under the 
careful nursing of his two nurses. 

-ukeV Rose & Curtis 

ap Permanent address: 
an Green Room Clot) 

U. B. O. 47th St 



JACK 
TERRY 

And His Troupe of 
Whirling Gorroasolaa 

Friars' Club will always reach irve 



"Doing .Our Bitr 

MAE AUBREY 

AND 

ESTELLE RICHE 

an» two pretty girls who hare bren doing more than 
Mielr sharp towards helping make the camp life of 
Uncle Sam's boys more Joyful. Since opening their 
vodvil tour this wason. the girls have been singing 
at cantonment* anil camps hi addlt'on to their 
theatre duties, and plan to visit many more before 
tl*>ir return to liroadway. 

Ifior to IravlnR New York, they tiartlHpated In 
a dinner party trndi-rcd to the Nnvol Iteserve Officers: 
later visited Fort Niagara and Fort Slocuin. New 
York; (Tamp Wheeler and Camp llnneork. Georgia. 

-rNaar Orleans "Item" (Dee. 4, 1917) 



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Going to bed Is a eUp- 
psry performance. We 
jlm allp aui of our 
clothe*, next a prefer 
alias from our Up*— or 
slips our mind*— then we 
slip Into tied and slip off 
to sleep on the pillow 
slip 

Billy Beard 

-The Party from 
•he Sooth** 


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NOLAN 

AND 

NOLAN 

AU Chalked Up 

NORMAN JEFFERIES 
FRANK DONNELLY 

Personal Direction. LESTER JEFFERIES 




The 

Original 

Arleys 



Booked Solid 

ww • ▼ * Jam« sTa>e 

Direction, 
TATES aV EARL 




FRED 
DIPREZ 

SATS 

If there were ten men 
In • room and the window 
on one aide ware a view of 
a girl changing ber waist 
and the window on the 
other aide gave • view of 
• parade, there would be 
ten men In town who would 
KvlUtt the parade 



|ittSiU.8AM BRERWITZ'^Ttfr 



WHEN you are finishing your engagement 

AT the theatre where you are playing 

ON Sunday night, and you have to make a 

BIO Jump on a sleeimr to your next 

STAND, and you are worried about 

YOUll baggage, and you 

TIP the stage hands to get It out early and 

TIP the transfer man to haul it quickly and 

TIP the baggage man to check it and 

TIP another baggage man to get it on the same train 

WITH you. and you go to sleep 

IN the sleeper 

AND nearly freeze because they are saving coal, and 

FINALLY arrive and go to the 

THEATRE and give the stage manager your 

CHECKS and he gives them to tho baggage 

MAN who goes to the station and 

COMES back in a couple of hours and save the 

TRUNKS did not come on that train and will 

NOT bt* in till tomorrow 

MORN I NO and you have to go on in your 

STREET clothed and even thing and Juat 

AS you are going on to do your act 

THE trunk* come In the stage door 

WOULDN'T IT GET YOUR GOAT? 

DOLLY GREY and BERT BYRON 



POLDI LONG 

PRESENTS 

LONG 
TACK 
SAM 

CO. 

The Celestial Wonder Workers 
Hooked Solid 



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MARY KLIABETH. yon used to do a single on 
tbe large time, 1* the wife of MIL RALPH 
DAVYS of MenvpMa IVnn.. who. by tbe way. 
U known a* the greateet criminal !awr?r la the 
Booth and, to our way of thinking. Je the Oaest 
OKNTLSklAN in the South— or North, or any- 
where else. 

A* for Mary, aha la the "SWEETEST" lady-p 
not only In the South, but In the land. 

We arrived la Memphis with a **ry tick behy 
(bronchial pneumonia) and took her to the hos- 
pital at once. 

And thle happened tbe day before Xmaa. It 
o*rtelfr»y did not look like a merry one for ua. did 
it r In fact. It looked rather gloomy vhea la props. 
MARY and RALPH, who. on learning ui our 
trouble*, proceeded to act a* Oood Samaritans, sent 
ue their limousine to take ua to tbe hospital and 
back each day. which was Quite some distance. In- 
vited us to Xmaa dinner and. In general they Just 
ninshlncd ua out of tbe gloom. 

What a wonderful couple tbey are I 

Are we for them? YOU I1ET WB ARK. 

Jin and Marion HARKINS 

Dlractlan. NORMAN JEFFERIES 

Week of Jaa. 14— Keith's, Claalaaatl. 0. 



TO GIVE TOUR 

QUESTIONNAIRE 

Open the WINDOW* 

Man PoaseaainjT a WIPE and CHILD 

Belongs to CLASS J. 

Man Poaaaaalns a WIFE and 11 KIDS 
. helangn la a 

CLASS BT HIMSELF. 

FORREST and CHURCH 



Now la 
Chicago 



Direction, MARK LEVT 



NESTLER'S EARS 

Doubled Up on Him 

(in Slse) 

When ha aahed ma what waa food for 
Froat-Blttea Bare, I replied— 

"Why bother me?— 
Take it up with your Local Board" 

ARTHUR MADDEN 

MlddllaaatlBaT. 

Direction. MARK LEVT 



Signs in Dressing Rooms 

No one allowed on stage to vialt the acton, whether 

lady, gentleman oi relative*. 
Not responsible for trunks left open or riot bra 

stolen from rooms without the key. 
No Ironing, alcohol stove* or smoking allowed In 

this room. By order of the Fire Dept Permit 

$2.00. 
Do not mark walla with laundry Rata and agents' 

commission. We know your aalary anyhow. 
Do not aplt on the floor, as per law. 
All performers muat uae stage entrance ezcetp whan 

there's a song plugger waiting for you. 

FENTON » GREER 



Yon can't fool a horsefly. 



Morris 
Golden 




WM. 

NEWELL 

AND 

ELSA 

MOST 



"TWO BRIGHT 
SPOTS" 

Direction. MESSRS. 
FRANK DONNEL- 
LY and NORMAN 
JEFFERIES. 




I am hurt! 



The folks were all 
Invited ever ta Mad* 
an Bartbeldl'e far 
ileaer la et SaeSeft 

Straaee, for I aeon 
Btosaod at hath he* 
betels aad always 
behaved aiyeelf, | 
saaaeee they 
afraid I'd 
Abe's aew gap. 



OSWALD 

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af Aaaaradala. 



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waltck weens 

WPJfT ***« ***** W*i0 



They play en auny repertoire ahaaa la Mert 
you know, chaaaa of MR* every day— a nd when 

held hie bend* la horror and made 
•how se that the folk* waald forget as 
the etas* hand* were nice feilowa 

Oar eony far thle spam laet wash waa 
and ear thoaghrs of the followlna hoys a 
looted. L'm your own Jad p asrat; 

Jlnuaie Oaaghlln. Doo dark. Billy 
Burke, "Melechrioo Peddler" and m 
Peddler." 

KNAPP 

AND 

CORNALLA 

"Nlkerbeker Hotel M (T), Now Tark 
Addfeee 7M Elfhth Ave. Bryaat tfgw 




PAULINE 
SAXON 

SI PERKIN'S 
KID 



BLACKVAOI 



EDDIE ROSS 

Faatarad 

Neil O'Brien Minstrels 



BLANCHE ALFRED 

hor SYMPHONY GIRLS aaaiatad b» 

"GERANT," 



Faatarlat? the RAINBOW GIRL 
la Novelty 
DjroatJoa, C W. NELSON 



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H. BART MeHUGH Presents 

EL BREHDEL aad FLO BUT 
«'Waiting to for Her" 




A DELE 
JASON 

Feet a red In PRPr? K a Cwrp^wALD'S 

•ALL GIRL REVUE- 
rereenai uirection. M. I.. (.hKRNWALD 



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VARIETY 



What the English Press Said About 





IN 



"Here And There 



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At the Empire, London 



"Here and There" is largely a matter of 
book. I would amend this to say that the new 
American comedian, Lew Kelly, is a genius 
who has no exact counterpart on the English 
stage. His humor is dry, almost gloomy. His 
unchanging sadness is screamingly funny. He 
is most excellent. 

—London "Town Topics" 

. . . But the American importation, Lew 
Kelly, certainly scores. There is a vein of 
originality in his style which proves very 
acceptable. 

— London "Daily Post and Mercury" 



There are two new phenomena to be ob- 
served in "Here and There" at the Empire. 
One is Mr. Lew Kelly, from America. At pres- 
ent he is little more than a suggestion of 
things that might be. Mr. Lew Kelly has a 
strong personality and clearly a trick of in- 
venting strange things. His best was as Mr. 



James Carew in a parody of 'The 13th Chair." 
He was always firm and strong. — London 
"Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News." 

When Mr. Lew Kelly, long, black and 
melancholy, began talking absolute nonsense 
in the first scene of "Here and There," we 
looked forward to a very merry evening. We 
could listen to Mr. Kelly for hours. 

— London "Observer" 

All \he events which bring Miss Ethel 
Levey and Mr. Lew Kelly to the center of 
the stage stand out from every other, and they, 
with Mr. Ralph Riggs and Miss Katherine Wit- 
chie — a pair of wonderful dancers — took chief 
honours at this first performance. 
One more word — Mr. Lew Kelly, a quaint, dry 
American comedian, making his first London 
appearance last evening, is going to be a 
great London favourite. 

— London "Daily Mail" 



Arrived home on the "Baltic" January 3, and mighty glad to be 

back. Future plans to be announced later. 

Address, Freeport, N. Y. 




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TWO PEOPLE IN FOUR-ACT PLAY 
t ATTRACT LONDON'S ATTENTION 



"Out of Hell" Has Four Characters, Played by Man and 
Woman at Ambassadors. First Time, London Show- 
men Say. 300-Seat House at $2.50 Top. Piece 

Has Ingenious Idea. 



London, Jan. 9. 

"Out of Hell," a new four-act p'ay, 
was presented at the Ambassadors 
Jan. 5 by C. B. Cochran and Richard 
Maynard. It was written by Bcrte 
Thomas, a prominent actor, and con- 
tains only four characters, played by 
one man and one woman, each 
doubling. 

It is an ingenious idea with many 
dramatic moments. Twin sisters marry 
an Englishman and a German. Each 
have a son in the respective armies 
who hear a strong resemblance. The 
Englishman is captured and the Ger- 
man comes to England as a spy dressed 
in the other's uniform. Many compli- 
cations follow. 

It interested the first nighters and 
was well plaved by Francis Ivor and 
H. Through Robertson. 

Nothing of the kind in the way of 
dual characterizations, for an entire 
evening's entertainment has ever been 
attempted here. Within the recollection 
of some of the oldest show folks, an 
entire play has never before been per- 
formed by two people. 

It is pointed out by shrewd critics 
that this play does not call for the 
exercise of protean artistry, in that 
both double roles demand that the 
characters portrayed shall bear a 
strong resemblance and being related 
by the closest sanguinary tics would, 
necessarily, have the same mannerisms 
and characteristics as well as facial 
and physical attributes. 

The experiment is being watched with 
more than ordinary interest and a 
number of authors mav attempt a 
similar form of playwriting, if this 
proves financially successful. 

The Ambassadors is a 300-seat house, 
which charges $2.50 top. running down 
to $1.25. Even paying the usual royalty, 
it can play to comparatively small 
business at a handsome profit with 
this ahow. 



BROADWAY FOR RENT. 

The Broadway theatre is on the market 
for sub-leasing by the Universal, whose 
lease still has 14 months to run. The 
rental asked is $85,000 per year, figure 
paid by Universal to Stanley Mastbaum. 
The latter rented the house from the 



Zabriskie estate at $70,000 and last sea- 
son unloaded on L. J. Scl/nick and the 
Universal at an advance of $15,000. Mr. 
Sel/nick withdrew and latterly the Uni- 
versal has been running the house (pic- 
ture policy). A producer with a musical 
show in mind was offered the hou*e. it 
being suggested that by playing for $1 top 
a capacity of around $14 000 weekly 
could he played to. When the producer 
figured that the weekly com of the house 
was $2,901 with show or house operating 
cxnen«=e the idea was shelved. 

William Fox mav consider taking over 
the Broadway, establishing a feature base 
there instead of the T.yric. hut the rental 
is considered too high. The house was 
also offered to T.oew, but the high rent 
held \w any decision. 

Not long n<»o Carl T.acmmle was re- 
ported offered $?5.0nO for his 1ea«e. winch 
he refused. Since Universal rns been 
conducting the Bro-vl'vav the house is 
said to have been losing $2,500 weekly on 
the averaee. its Inchest week'v cross (for 
one- week) being nlaced at $4 600. 

There was nUo a renort the house had 
h^en offered this week at a rental of 
$68,000. 



D0CKSTADER HEADING MINSTRELS 

Gus Hill announces that on account 
of the success of his Gus Hill's Min- 
strels he has decided to play nothing 
but big-city time. He adds he is now 
making arrangements to put Lew 
Dockstader with his attraction, and 

Ha'ms that with such peoole as George 
Wilson. Eddie Mazier, W. P. Thomp- 
son. Tohn P. Rogers. Tack McShane 
and Ed Latcll he has the greatest list 
of minstrel performers ever gathered 
in one organization. 



$12.50, HIGH AND LOW SALARY. 

Seattle, Jan. 9. 

The maximum and minimum salary 
at the Lyric is $12.50 weekly for prin- 
cipals and chorus girls, with no dis- 
tinction. 

The Lyric is a south-end house, play- 
ing "musical comedy." It is doing a 
flourishing business at a low admission 
scale. 



RINGLING SHOWS GOING OUT. 

John Ringling has decided there will 
be no change in the plans for himself 
and brothers for the operation of the 
Barnum-Bailey and Ringling Brothers' 
circuses next summer. 

The Barnum-Bailey show will open 
at the Madison Smiare Garden around 
April 1. and the Ringling show starts 
at the Coliseum, Chicago, a week or so 
later. 

Mr. Ringling is reported to have 
said he believes transportation may be 
provided for the circus fains through 
seeking sections of the country as they 
are relieved from traffic congestion, 
and moving out of a territory when 
finding the condition growing op- 
presive. 

The Ringlings can not import for 
the coming season. All of its circus 
acts will be procured on this side, 
from native talent or foreigners now 
located here. 



THE HIP AND GEST. 

There is a rumor next season may 
find Elliott, Comstock & Gest in charge 
of the managerial reins at the Hippo- 
drome. That rumor followed the tak* 
ing over of the Century by that firm. 

Sunday night Mr. Gest refined to 
make any statement. At the Dilling- 
ham offices it was stated nothing was 
known regarding the Hip future. 



FIRST HOLD OVER IN PROVIDENCE. 

Providence, R. I.. Jan. 9. 

Nonette. the Gypsy violiniste. has 
been held over for next week at 
Keith's, the first time in the record of 
this theatre a turn has been retained 
for the second consecutive week. 

Nonette is said to be the biggest hit 
the local Keith's has ever held. 



$300,000 RENT. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

The new Statelake theatre, now be- 
ing constructed and which will be the 
future Chicago headquarters of the 
Orpheum circuit and Western Vaude- 
ville Managers' Association, is float- 
ing a $600000 issue of building bonds. 

The company behind the project 
publicly announced this week the thea- 
tre would pay an annual rental of 
$300000. 

The building will also hold offices. 



LAUDER DRAWS $6,000 IN A DAY. 

Houston. Texas, Jan. 9. 

When Harry Lauder played here 
Saturday to two shows his gross re- 
ceints were nearly $o000. 

Although much trouble in transpor- 
tation is reported south, the Lauder 
show people said they had not lo-tt 
a performance since coming into this 
territory. 



ONE-NIGHTERS DEMORALIZED. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

The one night stands in the mid-west 
have gone to p»cces within the past 
few weeks, the cause being laid to 
transportation difficulties, although 
general reasons arc also given. 

Among the shows to lately go to the 
shelf arc Norton and Bunnell's "Mil- 
lion Dollar Doll," lames Blaine's "Oh 
Bill," Priest & Miller's "The Tidal 
Wave," George Klimt's "Millionaire 
Son," Williani Cushman's "Toymaker's 
Dream." Bob Sherman's "The Good for 
Nothing Husband.' and the western 
company of "Her Unborn Child." 



PFRHAPS LOEWS CAPITAL? 

Inside reports have it Marcus Loew 
intends building a vaudeville house in 
the nc'Thborhood of 5Nt street and 
Broadway. Whether this has anything 
to do with the new Capital, which is 
tc be built with Du Pont hacking, could 
not be verified, but it is known that 
the Locw interests desired to buy a 
share of that house. Messmore Ken- 
dall, representing the Du P.ints. re- 
fused at the time all offers, and staled 
no one concerned in other houses 
would he given any part of the Capital. 
"Kendall, however, is said to have 
offered the Capital ground lease to 
Loew for a large sum. 



SCENERY MUST B* HR^PROOFED. 

Chicago. Tan. 9. 

Chief T C McDonnell of the Bureau 
of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, 
ba« «ent out the following* 

"We Hnd the majority of acts com- 
ing to the various theatres in this c'ty 
do not have fireproof srenery. Tn the 
future all scenerv trot fireproofed will 
he ordered out of the theatre immedi- 
ately. We trust you w ; ll ad« ise all 
such arts a* you mav hook for Chi- 
cago that the ordinances renn-re all 
scenerv and «tTge paraphernalia to he 
f.reprnofed. The e e ordinances will be 
strictly enforced from now on." 



U'h STREET STOCK BURLESOUE. 

The I4»h Street theatre, formerly 
plaving popular vaudeville, will reopen 
next week with stork burlesque. 

The shows will change weekly man- 
aged by C. W. Morgcnstein. There 
is a company of .10 engaged — 10 prin- 
cipals and a chorus of 20. 

Bennie Bernard will produce the 
shows. 



TRADING STAMPS. 

O^e o? the nc'v r -rhvrnes tin* Boh 
O'Donnrll r»t the Harlem Oncra House 
ha« wo r kcd out i* a stamp hook, in 
vhich a 2'^ -cent rebate stnrnp 5* pasted 
for each ti.kct purchased at 2^ cents, 
and after ten M. t mi>s are secured a 
25-cent Government Saving Stamp will 
be nrrsent*d. 

The«e in turn will be redeemed for 
$5 savings certificates. 



CABLES 



GRAVEST CONCERN FELT OVER 
TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS 

Railroads Cutting Trains Off Wholesale and Reducing Forces. 

Theatricals Not Considered. Fearful Passenger Traffic 

Will Paralyze Traveling Show Business. 



If the railroads as far as theatrical 

movements are interested have not 

been paralyzed through the many 

orders recently issued, show people 

expect they will be and are seeking to 

protect themselves accordingly. In 

the removal of trains by various roads 

and general readjustment of time 

tables, no thought has been given the- 
atricals, for which in the past certain 
trains were deemed made up for pro- 
fessionals' conveniences. 

The executives of numberless roads, 
it is said, with the taking over of the 
operation by the Government and the 
earnings guaranteed, have become 
fanatics on reducing operating ex- 
penses. Some roads are claimed to 
have reduced their passenger trains 
50 per cent., though Director McAdoo 
ordered but one-third decrease. 

The southern roads are reported 
having ordered all offices south of 
Washington closed, with headquarters 
onlv in Washington. 

There was talk in railroad circles 
the past week the trunk lines would 
close their New York branches and 
confine the passenger departments to 
main ticket offices. 

The roads are laying off old em- 
ployes, many holding important posts. 
The men laid off have been informed 
to do the best they can. Some not 
yet removed have been advised to 
secure other berths. 

Last Sunday an extensive change in 
time tables occurred, with trains re- 
moved at haphazard seemingly. 

There is some apprehension around 
Broadway as to whether theatrical 
people in New York Sunday wishing 
to make an out-of-town jump, but un- 
able to leave early in the day, will be 
able to do so shortly. 

S. K. Hodgdon of the United Book- 
ing Offices sent out a circular letter 
to all managements in the U. B. O., 
calling their attention to traffic con- 
ditions and urging they inform vaude- 
ville acts to take the first train out of 
town whenever possible and compress 
all available baggage for hand carry- 
ing. 

The booking men are blaming acts 
in many instances for delayed arrival. 
It is said an act due in Montreal Mon- 
day left New York Sunday night in 
order to have a sleeper, missing the 
opening show at Montreal, after the 
turn had been requested to take the 
first train out Sunday morning to 
avoid delay. 

The cold weather leading up to the 
heavy snow storm Sundav in the 
middle west had tied up traffic and the 
show people are waiting the outcome 
of the more normal weather of the 
past few days to find out what the new 
conditions will result in. 



CAPITAL NEW PLAYLET. 

London, Jan. 9. 
At the Empress, Brixton, Terence 
Bryon is appearing in a capital new 
character, entitled "Simple Simon," 
written by himself. 



MRS. CAMPBELL'S SON KILLED. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Mrv Patrick Campbell's son, Licu- 
trr);u;i-("r,mmanrler Alan Campbell, has 
1 ;ttn killed in action. He was educated 
for the navy, but gave it up and took 
up authorship. He wrote several plays, 



including 'The Dust of Egypt," played 
at Wyndham's sixty-five times. 

At the outbreak of the war young 
Campbell joined the Royal Naval 
Division, winning the Military Cross 
and the Croix de Guerre at Gallipoli. 
His father was killed in the South 
African war. 



LONDON RECORD— WITHOUT TAX. 

London, Jan. 9. 
"Alice in Wonderland (with war tax 
paid by the management) has broken 
all records at the Savoy and elsewhere. 

DeFRECE UP FOR PARLIAMENT. 

«r , ^„ London, Jan. 9. 

Walter DeFrece has accepted the 
nomination as Conservative candidate 
for the West Newington Parliamentary 
Division. 



a GEE WHir THE NEXT. 

_.. . . . London, Jan. 9. 

This is the last week of "Round the 
Map" at the Alhambra. 

The suggested title of the new revue 
to succeed it is "Gee Whiz," which is 
being staged by Gus Sohlke. 



HALL CAINE'S SCENARIO. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Hall Caine has finished the scenario 
for a new film play, to be called "Darby 
and Joan." 



TOZER KNIGHTED. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Henry Tozer, director of the Syndi- 
cate music halls, has been knighted; 
ps was also Anthony Hope, novelist 
and dramatist. 



"DOMINO" REHEARSING. 

, , London, Jan. 9. 

William J. Wilson is rehearsing "The 
Lilac Domino," which will be presented 
by J. L. Sacks at a West End theatre 
next month. 

The company includes Clara Butter- 
worth, a popular prima donna; Jame- 
son Dodds, a splendid baritone; Jose- 
phine Earle and Frank Lalor. 

JOE SHOEBRIDGE INJURED. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Joe Shoebridge, serving the Royal 
Naval Air Service, is suffering with a 
broken leg and lying at the military 
hospital. He was a London vaudeville 
agent before enlisting. 

W. J. ASHCROFT DEAD. 

London, Jan. 9. 
W. J. Ashcroft, a veteran variety 
artist, is dead. 



ZANG WILL'S FARCE. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Israel Zangwill has written a farcical 
comedy, "Too Much Money," which will 
have an early production in the West 
End. 



Madge Titheradge Operated Upon. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Madge Titheradge, playing in "Alad- 
din" at the Drury Lane, has undergone 
an operation for appendicitis. 

Composer Lohr Recovering. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Herman Lohr. composer of "Little 
Grey Home in the West" and other 
popular songs, is recovering from a 
dangerous illness. 



-INSIDE" COMBINE REPORT. 

London, Jan. 9. 
There is inside talk of a possible 
combine between the Gulliver tour and 
the Syndicate halls. 

De Courville Takes Up Option. 

London, Jan. 9. 
Albert de Courville has exercised his 
option of continuing the tenancy of the 
Duke of York's, thereby prolonging the 
originally designed run of 'The Thir- 
teenth Chair" at that house. 



HU Majesty's Directors. 

London, Jan. 9. 
It is "in the cards" Grossmith & 
Laurillard are to secure His Majesty's 
theatre at the conclusion of the run 
there of "Chu Chin Chow." 



Doris Keane Marries Leading Man. 

London, Jan. 9. 

Doris Keane was married here to 
Easil Sydney Jan. 3. He has been her 
leading man in "Romance" at the Lyric 
the past few months. 

Sydney joined the army, and after 
being discharged returned *o the stage, 
working in the war office during his 
spare time. 

MEXICAN RESORTS DESERTED. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 9. 

Since the closing of the border, the 
amusement resorts of Tia Juan, Mexi- 
cali, Algodones and Jurez, have been 
virtually closed and most of the old 
guard have departed to pastures new. 

Warren Fabian, at the Casino there 
has departed for San Francisco, while 
Bert Steinberger, former amusement 
manager at the Owl at Mexicali, has 
acquired a half interest in the Big Ca- 
sino at Tonopah (Nevada), where he 
is arranging to offer musical comedy 
stock and vaudeville. Mr. Steinberger 
is well known on the coast and was a 
prominent midway manager at the re- 
cent Panama Pacific Exposition. 

RED CROSS CONTRIBUTION. 

The final accounting for the receipts 
of the Keith theatres on the day 
selected for the Red Cross Fund has 
been made and Chairman H. P. Davi- 
son of the War Council has been for- 
warded a certified check for $96,248 by 
E. F. Albee, general director of the 
circuit. 

The receipts for the fund were gen- 
erally disappointing in many respects 
among the legitimate theatres, but the 
vaudeville houses came through with 
a splendid rush, the New York Keith 
theatres collecting over $19,000 alone. 



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"ILL HAVE THAT 
IT'LL VO TO KEEP 
MY SALARIES IN 



VAN HOVEN 



On my last trip across the ocean there were 
many types on board. All over the ship were 
deck chairs and In them were stuffed males 
and females and all over their steamer rugs 
w<tc b< oks and near the in small J*ip» of 
broth; but with all their wealth (wherever 
they Rot It), they were merely imitators, for 
the books were written by others and the 
broth thing was done by Columbus before 
he ever knew tin re was a compass. And 
still these people are the ones who want the 
most, while back in the steerage are brains 
of the world. 

Edison and Mr. Saturday Evening Post 
Frunklln urc proof of this. 



HOUDINI HIDES AN ELEPHANT. 

Harry Houdini hid an elephant on 
the stage Monday evening at the Hip- 
podrome while the audience was 
watching both. He did it through what 
is known as "the cabinet trick among 
magicians. Providing the management 
can find the animal after each per- 
formance, Houdini will repeat the feat 
twice daily, probably for the remainder 
of the season. 

Later in the show Houdini dumped 
himself into a nailed-up box and was 
thrown overboard into the Hip's lake, 
coming to the surface within 25 
seconds, with the packing case floating 
about without having been disturbed 
so anyone could notice it. This was 
Houdini's second trick of the evening 
as a special added attraction for "Cheer 
Up" at the big house. 

A large crowd present seemed curi- 
ous as to what Houdini would do with 
an elephant. They likely forgot that 
only recently the same Harry had 
jasboed Broadway by escaping from 
a derrick in Times square, after the 
Metropolitan police had vowed Hou- 
dini could never make New York a 
rube town for a day. Putting that 
over against the opposition of the 

Solice and in Times square at the noon 
our was a prodigious task alongside 
secreting an elephant, although the 
East Indians conjurors who were wont 
to build ladders in the air and then 
climb them, never tried to rid India 
of elephants. 

So Mr. Houdini puts his title of 
premier escape artist behind him and 
becomes The Master Magician. 

The elephant was led upon the stage 
by its trainer, with Houdini watchfully 
standing by for another escape if the 
Asiatic product declared war. Nothing 
happened, excepting Houdini made the 
elephant do a little magic by mak- 
ing a piece di sugar disappear, Houdini 
supplying but one piece, through the 
high cost of sugar by the lump. In 
the immediate vicinity was a "cabinet" 
that would not fit an ordinary stage, 
•but would Houdini's four-legged sub- 
ject. The attendants turned the cabinet 
around. It only required 15 of them 
to do it. Nothing there. Open back 
and front. One would swear he was 
looking at the back drop directly 
through the cab. The trainer marched 
the mammoth in a circle around his 
lodging house and then led the brute 
into it. Curtains closed. Curtains 
opened. No elephant. No trap. No 
paper machie animal. It had gone. 
And Houdini left also, after bowing. 
Previously he had informed the house 
he did not intend to perform a mir- 
acle, merely an illusion. Mr. Houdini 
has provided a headache for every 
child in New York and regardless of 
what he said, the matinee crowds will 
worry themselves into sleep nightly 
wondering what Houdini did with his 
elephant. 

The Hip hippodromed the event, to 
good effect, and "Cheer Up" should 
benefit accordingly. 

And to think that in a season when 
Houdini was laying off stage work, 
to dope out picturized submarine 
stunts, he should accomplish his great- 
est ambitions, jasbo Broadway, do 
something no other magician has ever 
done, and become the chief card at the 
biggest theatre in America. 



FREE SERVICE SHOW. 

Sunday afternoon concerts free to 
soldiers and sailors are being given 
at the Harris theatre, the entertain- 
ments being under government control 
with William B. Kelcey of the National 
Service Commission actually in charge 
of the shows. This coming Sunday 
will see the third of the special shows 
which are framed along the lines of 
vaudeville. Mme. Yorska in a playlet 
"The Heart of France," will be the fea- 
ture. 

The entertainments are provided to 
amuse the preat number of men in the 
service who are in New York over the 
week-end. 









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VAUDEVILLE 



MASS. CLOSING HOUR 10 P. M, 
FOR THEAT RES AND FILM HOUSES 

Fuel Administrator Issues Order, in Effect Jan* 14. Picture 
Theatres Hardest Hit First Direct Ruling Against 

Declaration of War. 



Boston, Jan. 9. 
The first direct blow struck at show 
business in America as the result of the 
country's entrance into the European 
war, was delivered in this state today 
when the Massachusetts Fuel Adminis- 
tration issued orders throughout the 
state that all theatres and picture houses 
must close at 10 p. m. commencing Mon- 
' day, Jan. 14. The houses may open 

earlier if the managements wish, but the 
closing hour will be strictly enforced. 

The shortage of fuel is the. cause of 
the order, this state, like the majority of 
others finding it exceedingly difficult to 
import sufficient coal for the purposes 
needed. The light problem is giving the 
administration considerable trouble and it 
is believed with the 10 o'clock closing or- 
der much fuel can be saved. 

Whether, the move will become general 
throughout the country is problematical, 
but it will surety cause considerable un- 
easiness in Massachusetts, for the picture 
theatres, running continuous shows 
throughout the evening up to 11 o'clock 
and in many places until midnight, face 
a total loss. The legitimate and. vaude- 
ville theatres could comfortably open at 
an earlier time to save the hour clipped 
from their schedules, but it means nothing 
more than an hour's loss of business for 
the picture exhibitors. The vaudeville 
theatres now playing two performances 
daily could become continuous, filling in 
with film. 

In London this step was combatted 
through the city moving the clock ahead 
one hour. A similar move has been ad- 
vocated in this country by a syndicate of 
cigar stores, but little or no attention has 
been paid to the suggestion. With the 
movement touching theatricals it is pos- 
sible a general effort will be made to 
move the clock ahead rather than lose 
the entire hour. 



DRUG STORE CABARET. 

New Orleans, Jan. 9. 
At Hattiesburg. Miss., where the 
Government has stationed some 30,000 
soldiers, a drug store has installed a 
cabaret. The two principal entertain- 
ers are Dixie Brown, ;with her Army 
Jazz Band, and Myra Kelly. The spice 
apportioned for entertainment is ap- 
propriately styled the "Cafe de la 
Drug." 



RUTH ST. DENIS REOPENING. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
Ruth St. Denis will recommence 
vaudeville travel Jan. 20 at the Ma- 
jestic, Fort Worth, Texas, with a 
slightly rearranged dancing act, mostly 
•due to the absence in the turn of her 
husband, Ted Shawn, who has joined 
the army. 

ZIEGFELD AFTER FOX. 

Harry Fox aroused the ire of Flo 
Ziegfeld, Jr., by again singing the 
"Baby" number around New York. Fox 
is at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, this week. 
This number is being sung in the 
"Follies" by Eddie Cantor. Sometime 
ago Mr. Ziegfeld forced Fox to elimi- 
nate the number when he was appear- 
ing at Grand Rapids. 

Wednesday Mr. Ziegfeld said that he 
would have Fox prosecuted the follow- 
ing day for copyright infringement, 
being provoked that Fox did not stop 
using the song. The producer also 
threatened to take action against the 
theatres for allowing the number to be 



used under the decision in the case of 
Victor Herbert against Shanley. 



TAB. WITH 16 GIRLS. 

Joe Wood has organized a new one- 
hour tab, "Little Miss New York," star- 
ring Babe LaTour, of burlesque. He has 
also engaged Billy Inman, Billy Miller, 
James Horton, Millie Campbell (prima 
donna), Jack Sidney and 16 girls, now in 
rehearsal. 



LEAVING "PASSING SHOW." 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
Leaving for Pittsburgh after a none 
too exhilarating run of eight weeks, 
"The Passing Show" lost Yvette Rugel, 
of Dooley and Rugel, because of a 
domestic event expected. She will be 
replaced by Mildred Elaine. In Pitts- 
burgh, it was announced, they will lose 
Gladys Clark, of Clark and Bergman. 
Three or four members of the cast 
left during the Chicago run. It' is said 
various unfulfilled promises of the 
Shuberts are responsible for the 
general dissatisfaction which resulted 
in most of the quittings. 



WYNN REPLACES BARNES. 

Ed Wynn left the Winter Garden 
show last Saturday and this week re- 
placed T. Roy Barnes with "Over the 
Top," another Shubert attraction. 

It is said the Shuberts were pleased 
to see the Garden production relieved 
of a salary. Another member of the 
cast there will double Wynn's role. 



WAYBURN WILL SAIL. 

Ned Wayburn has purchased two 
life-saving suits and sails shortly for 
England, accompanied by his wife, 
where he goes to produce for Albert 
de Courville a new revue, to follow 
"Zig Zag" at the London Hippodrome. 



CALVERT IN SKETCH. 

Louis Calvert is leaving "The Mas- 
querader," in which he scored in the 
role of the butler, and is entering 
vaudeville, having obtained "The Phil- 
osopher of Butter Biggens," a playlet 
by Harold Chapin, who wrote "Art and 
Opportunity." 

Mr. Calvert is an English actor, hav- 
ing originally come to this side to ap- 
pear in the New Theatre productions. 



MARIE DRESSLER'S RETURN. 

Marie Dressier is to return to vaude- 
ville in the next few weeks with an 
act furnished by Jeaa Havez. 

BLANCHE RING'S ACT. 

Blanche Ring, after three years away, 
is returning to vaudeville, booked by 
Arthur Klein. 



Muriel Hudson-Marion Murray Turn. 

Muriel Hudson is going into vaude- 
ville with Marion Murray. The 
former appeared in "Flora Bella" last 
season. 

Their act will be called "Cotton 
Stockings," written by Edgar Allen 
Woolf. 

Arthur Klein is directing the book- 
ings. 

"Sundial" for PeggV O'Neil. 

Peggy O'Neil is to appear in vaude- 
ville in "Sundial," written by Lester 
Lonegran. It was tried out last sea- 
son. 

Alan Hale will be the main support. 
There are two minor roles. 



CASTLE LEFT A MILLION. 

Chicago Jan. 9. 

George Castle, who died in Florida 
last week, leaves an estate of over a 
million in value, mostly in stocks and 
bonds. The bulk of the estate goes 
to his widow, Mrs. Clark Hoag Castle, 
and his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Castle 
Roberts, now living in Detroit. 

Abe Jacobs, stage manager of the 
Majestic theater and an associate of 
Mr. Castle for the past 39 years, was 
left .250 snares of Union Carbide and 
100 shares of National Biscuit, valued 
at around $25,000. 

The funeral of George Castle was 
held Jan. 4 from his late home on 1326 
North State street. Only a few of his 
intimate friends in the show business 
were invited. The pallbearers were F. 
S. Rivers, David Wexler, Abe Jacobs 
(of the Olympic), Abe Jacobs (of the 
Majestic), Fred C. Eberts and Fred 
Ackerman. Despite a request made by 
the family not to send flowers hun- 
dreds of floral pieces from practically 
every # theatrical institution in town 
came in. 

The body was cremated at Graceland. 



KELLERMAN ACT OPENS. 

Springfield, Mass., Jan. 9. 

The new vaudeville production, with 
Annettee Kellermann the star, opened 
at Poli's Monday, running 50 minutes 
owing to a few stage exits. 

The Kellermann act looks imposing. 

The local papers gave Miss Keller- 
mann and the act very favorable re- 
views. Last night the evening per- 
formances for the remainder of the 
week were practically sold out. Poli's 
holds 3,000 people. 



McLEAN, ICE CHAMPION. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

Bobby McLean, feature ice skater at 
the College Inn, ran a series of six 
races at the Arena here wi*h Oscar 
Mathieson, the Norwegian champion, 
the event being for the championship 
of the world. The races were staged 
Sunday and Monday. 

McLean won five of the six and 
was prevented from making a total 
cleanup through a bad fall in one of 
the heats. Norval Baptist, at Terrace 
Garden, has challenged McLean for his 
title. 



ALEXANDRIA QUARANTINED. 

New Orleans, Jan. 9. 
Alexandria, La., has been quarantined 
by the government and all theatres 
closed because of an epidemic of spinal 
meningitis. 

Fritxi Scheff Booked for Chicago. 

Chicago, Jan. 8. 

Fritzi SchefT has been engaged to 
headline the Majestic bill next week. 
She lias five weeks booked in the 
Middle West. 

Miss SchefT is being booked in 
vaudeville by William Morris. 



Husband Accused of Murder. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
Mrs. Edan Arnold Shaw, former 
vaudevillian, has announced she is go- 
ing to Houston from her Chicago home 
to help her husand, "Duke" Shaw, a 
soldier at Camp Logan, who, with two 
soldier mates, are awaiting trial for 
murder and robbery. 



Circus Man Sued for Divorce. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
Harry Homewood, of the Ringling 
Brothers' circus, was sued for divorce 
last week by Mrs. Gertrude Home- 
wood of La Grange. The bill charges 
desertion. 



Wilbur Mack Going in Production. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
Wilbur Mack is to join "The Grass 
Widow" in the east. The Mack-Wal- 
ker act will continue with Nella 
Walker and Roy Gordon, in the Mack 
role. 



INVESTIGATING LAY-OFFS. 

At the suggestion of the Vaudeville 
Managers' Protective Association, the 
heads of the large eastern circuits are 
preparing to create a new position in 
the booking offices, appointing expert 
vaudeville judges to look over idle 
talent and investigate why they are 
not being employed. 

The United Booking Offices leads the 
movement with the appointment of 
Billy Sullivan to the new office. Sul- 
livan's duty will be to investigate all 
complaints anent non-employment and 
his decision will be final. Should an 
act, a^ent or anyone else complain 
about indifference in booking, Sullivan 
will gather the facts and present them 
to the heads of the office. If the act 
is found to be a desirable one work 
will be procured and the turn con- 
tinued at work as long as possible. 

CONSIDINE PLANNING. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

John W. Considine arrived here after 
a visit to New York, accompanied by 
Christ. O. Brown. They are making 
their headquarters in the A. B. C 
offices and are said to be working on 
the securing of a chain of houses, it 
being Considine's intention to return 
to vaudeville. Mr. Considine holds the 
lease on the local Empress, with pos- 
session obtainable at the end of the 
present season. 

The A. B. C. is a Chicago booking 
agency. 

SOWERGUY AGENTING. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

J. A. Murphy who introduced Adam 
Sowerguy into vaudeville through 
Variety a few years back, has formed 
a connection with Edgar Dudley and 
will write, produce and book acts 
through the Western Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Association under the Dudley 
franchise. 

Dudley recently severed connections 
with the Holmes-Dudley Agency, 
Holmes purchasing his interest in t^e 
agency. 



ARRESTED FOR JOKE. 

Canton, O., Jan. 9. 

While the members of the stage em- 
ployes' union were in the midst of 
their annual banquet on the Lyceum 
stage the other night, the police 
patrol removed the 25 diners to the 
police station. 

After numerous charges had been 
made against them and the President. 
Ed. Bender, called out of bed to bail 
them out. they were allowed to return 
to the dinner. The Chief of Police 
then announced it was a hoax. 

ANOTHER CASEY. 

Another Casey has appeared in the 
booking end of New York vaudeville. 
He is Bill Casey, and like the better 
known Pat Casey, Bill is also located 
in the Putnam Building, although Pat 
and Bill are not related. 

It is said they don't even know each 
other, with neither blamed for that. 

CHAMP CHECKER PLAYER. 

A checker championship was decided 
last week at the Bushwick when the 
boys of the house backed John Flem- 
ing, props, against Al Lydell (Lydell 
and Higgins). Twenty-seven games 
were played. Five were a draw. Flem- 
ing won 15 games to Lydell's 7. 

QUARTET OF TINKERS. 

Dan Healy, who is with the Gus 
Edwards Revue, Bert Hanlon, Ben 
Ryan and Dwight Dana, the stage di- 
rector, have formed a material firm, 
to supply acts, cabarets and revues 
with special material. 

They have taken offices in the Fitz- 
gerald Umlding. 

Music Publishers Raised Again. 

Music publishers have received an- 
otlicr notification the printers getting 
out the regular copies as well as the 
professional sheets are again tilting 
the price of printing. 



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VAUDEVILLE 



EASTERN OUTSIDE SHOWMEN 
EXPRESSIN G MUCH DISCONTENT 

New Yorkers Meet May Break Away from Showmen's 

League. Not Granted Privileges. No Meeting Place, 

Another Plaint. Decisive Action Probable 

Saturday. 



That there may be a break among 
the members of the Showmen's 
League of America came out at a meet- 
ing held by the New York members 
Saturday. The eastern carnival own- 
ers (most members of the organiza- 
tion), have long complained they are 
deriving no actual benefit from the 
league, as they have no club rooms 
here in New York, and the alleged un- 
willingness of the Chicago association 
to grant them charter privileges. It 
transpired an ultimatum had been 
wired to Chicago with demands for an 
immediate decision, failing which the 
New York crowd may form a new and 
independent organization. 

John Warren, president of the 
league, which has its headquarters at 
Chicago, has agreed to send a repre- 
sentative to confer with the New York 
members, on Saturday next, when C C 
Caruthers will come from Chicago with 
full power to act. 

Meantime, a temporary committee 
has been formed in New York with 
Jos. G. Ferari chairman and Edwin C. 
White secretary. A beefsteak dinner 
will be given in honor of the event at 
624 Sixth avenue tomorrow (Saturday) 
evening. 

The New York committee includes 
Jos. G. Ferari (Ferari shows), Irving R. 
Polack (Polack Brothers and the Ruth- 
erford shows), A. A. Powers (Great 
Wortham shows), James Benson and 
Louis Berger (Benson-Berger attrac- 
tions), Adolph Seeman (Johnny Jones 
Exposition shows). George H. Hamil- 
ton and Bert Perkins (Overland Expo- 
sition shows), Harry Witt (Victoria At- 
tractions), William Foster (Eastern 
Amusement Co.), Mathew Riley (Great- 
er Sheesley shows), George Harris, 
Mart McCormack, William Glick 
(World-at-Home shows), Harry Perry 
(Wonderland shows), Edwin C. White, 
Sydney Wire, William Judkins Hewitt, 
John Moore and Chester Winters. 



RATS INVESTIGATION HEARING. 

"I don't know" and "I don't remember" 
were the unpopular answers often made by 
two witnesses— .lunle McCree and W. W. 
(Seltzer) Waters — at the third session of the 
Investigation before Referee Louis Schulden- 
frel In the matter of the White Rata financial 
affairs, ordered by the 8upreme Court on 
the petition of Ooldle Pemberton, and re- 
mimed on Friday last. The examination had 
been held up two months for various reasons, 
but with Its resumption attorney for the com- 
plainant, Alvln Snplnsky. wringing some rather 
important testimony from the witnesses de- 
spite their inclination to forget. The turn 
taken by the line of questions Indicated that 
later, when McCree and Waters are recalled to 
the witness chair, they will be compelled to 
brush up their memories. 

It was plain from both men's answers they 
would attempt to pass the huck of responsi- 
bility for the devoting of Rat funds to the 
Realty Corporation. McCree said the "busi- 
ness manager" hnd responsibility for the ex- 
pending of Rat monevs but admitted he first 
had to consult the hoard of directors. Mc- 
Cree said Harry Mountford was bualaess man- 
ager In mil but that thereafter Will J. 
Cooke was tagged In that capacity. McCree 
further said the secretary (Waters) should 
know about the money spent. In the first 
sessions of the Investigation It was testified 
the officers would know about how the money 
was spent, but Friday's session brought out 
the claim lhat "the records would tell." 

The questioning was taken over a number 
of tlmea by the referee. Retween the ouerlea 
of Messrs. Schuldenfrel and Sapln«>ky. McCree 
*o.M,t an uncomfortable hour and a half. 
He was then temporarily excused. Placing 
McCree on examination wns done to estab- 
lish a certain status wherewith a better basis 
for further questioning of Mountford would be 
constructed. 

Two points were maintained by Mr. Sapln- 
pky. one In reference to the fl.'.OOO paid for 
the leasehold for the site on which the club 
house was erected. It was established tola 



money came from tbe Rat treasury as a 
"loan" to the Realty Corp. The other point 
waa the official statement appearing over tho 
signatures of Waters In. the "Player" of No- 
vember, 1011, In which It was printed In 
italics no funda of the Rata were being used 
for the building of the club house, but that 
It would be erected by Investments made by 
Individual members of the order. 

McCree said he hnd never read such a 
statement and didn't know who authorized It. 
Many other answers as to things he didn't 
know were as Inconsistent. He was presi- 
dent of the Rata and the Realty Corn. He 
didn't know who the officers of the "Player" 
were, nor whether the Rats owned any stock 
In the company publishing the paper. (Later , 
on Waters said he "understood th*» Rats owned 
stock In the 'Player')." The referee finally 
pinned McCree to the statement that as the 
Rata had "loaned" the Realty company aome 
nv»n*y. Waters' printed announcements "wasn't 
wholly trn»." When Waters was testi- 
fying he didn't remember Inserting the an- 
nouncement. 

As the "big chief" of the Rats for four 
year* (1011 to 15)1.1) McCree went on record 
aa knowing less about the order than any 
ordinary member. His failure to remember 
was nothing in comparison to his question 
of the referee aa to what the latter meant 
by bonds — "do you mean stock or bonds'" 

It waa shown that McCn»e was president 
of tbe Rsts and the Realty Corp. at the same 
time. He failed to know If there was a 
difference In the directorates of the two cor- 
poratlona. He failed to explain how he pre- 
dicated a statement they were separate cor- 
poratlona. When backed Into a corner he 
would say "we acted on the advice of our 
attomeva." When asked whether he recalled 
tbe reading of a brief from O'Rrlen. Mal<»- 
vlnskv 6 Drlscoll In an open meetlnar that It 
was Illegal for th*» Rats to embark In build- 
ing a club bouse. McCree didn't remember. He 
did say the Realty Corp. was to build a club 
house and rent It to the Rats. Dut he didn't 
know how m»»ch rent was paid or If anvthlng 
waa ever paid bv the Rats. When a*v«d If 
It weren't true the Rsts were to pav $2."».000 
per year rental 6r whether any turn resolu- 
tion was made while he was president of 
either corporation, he answered be "had heard 
It discussed but didn't know Just how much 
tbe rent wss." 

Nor did he know bonds were Issued for the 
club house other than he and several others 
had boueht such bonds. It was brought out 
McCree had slrn*»d the club house mortem ee 
and wss the head of botb corporations. (Hla 
signature waa .Tunle McCree on the mortraee, 
thoueh hla real name la said to be Oonrnlvo 
Macarlllo. and he Is rennted to have lerally 
adopted the name of McCree about two years 
am. or three or four years after the mort- 
ga*e was executed, the testimony developing 
this.) 

McCree couldn't remember whether he had 
ever declared In an open mertlni? no Rat 
funds were going Into the club house. When 
asked about tbe Issuing of bonds on the club 
house he "d'dn't know." Pinned to the nuery 
he was president of both corporations at the 
time, he said "I believe I was." When Mr. 
8antn«ky showed blm the records as to bis 
presidency of the Realty compnnv co-Incident 
with his Incumbency as the Rats executive. 
McCree replied. "I must have been If It's 
there." 

The former "hie chief" testified he wns "not 
personally consulted wb*»n moneys wore to be 
spent or Invested." His replies the "busi- 
ness manaeer" knew all about such things 
led the referee to Inquire If tbe RMs wns a 
one-man organization. Mr. fiapln^ky sou-rbt 
Information as to the Investments recorded 
In the ledeers of stock In tbe Lancaster Amuse- 
ment Co., the Elmlra Kevatone Amu-ement Co. 
and the Associated Actors Co. McCree snld 
he had heard about those companies but 
didn't know about the Investments. When 
asked If tbev were private Investments on the 
part of Individual members of the Rnts. he 
answered yes. If tbnt Is true, bow tbe Items 
came to appear on the nnt records will neces- 
sitate some tall "explalnlne " McCree couldn't 
say what the Item of $C> OfiO for C,C,0 Rbnres 
of the Associated Actors company meruit. Then 
he said he didn't know where the Rat funds 
were going. 

This led Mr. Schuldenfrel to Innulre of Mc- 
Cree If he was president and wns not con- 
stilted as to how tbe funds were helns In- 
vested, who wa«. McCree no Id tbe buslm-ss 
manneer wis. When fh<> referee further In- 
oulred whether the business manneer did not 
hnve to consult with the director^, McCree 
admitted, "well. I was present with th"» 
others." Next, the referee n^ked whether be 
knew from time to time hotv the moneys were 
spent ; he answered no. He wns then naked 
If he ev<T received such Information, and 
replied. "1 suppose I did." At the conclu- 
sion of the session, when Waters was In the 

witness chair, an Important statement wasv 



gotten from "geltier." McCree b«4 tMtIM 
that knowledge of money spent rested wlta 
the "business manager" and the secretary, out 
that he (McCree) might only bavs bssn pres- 
ent at a directors' meeting when expenditures 
were taken up. Waters said tbat bs signed 
checks from lull until WW, but It was nsoso- 
sary for another algnature on all Rat cbseks. 
Asked who elss signed checks at tbs time 
Waters replied. "It Is possible tbs president 
was the other signer." 

Waters said that bs wss secretary-treeenrer 
and secret a rv to the board of directors from 
1011 until ion. receiving a weekly salary of 
tftil. After first saying bs understood tbat 
the Rats owned some stock In tbs company 
ftnbtuhing the "Plater," when asked directly 
If sll or any of such stock was held by tbs 
Rats, be said be didn't know, nor did bs know 
if Rat funds were devoted to tbs publishing 
of the "Player." Immediately afterwards, 
throueh questions by tbs referee and^ Mr. 
Saplnakv, he said he bellevedMhe Rats did pay 
monev to the "Player." He thought It mlgbt 
have been a loan, but wasn't sure. Hs didn't 
know If the publication paid sny money back 
to the union. Waters finally admitted tbs 
"Player" was the official organ of tbe order 
and thai announcements therein were consid- 
ered official, which again put McCree's testi- 
mony In a bad light. 

Rerardlne the statement printed In No- 
vember, mil. that no Rat funds were going 
Into the Realty Corp., Waters said It was 
correct at the time "although the Rata may 
have loaned money to the Realty company 
an the lease." He explained tbat tbe lease- 
hold wss only held In his nams for one week. 
he having secured It by order of tbe board 
of directors. The matter of a resolution 
authorizing the $15,000 loan was gone Into. 
Waters couldn't remember It He wss shown 
a tvnewrltten Insert at tbe bottom of a pats 
In the minutes and then remembered having 
seen the resolution. But he denied It waa 
so placed In the book that If any member 
examined the minute book tbe Insert could 
easily be removed. All the other minutes 
wfc In the handwriting of Waters. 

Waters could n«t recall any board meeting 
at which the resolution waa passed. Neither 
could he tell If there was any resolution 
ever passed annullns b1s statement In tbe 
"Plaver" about no Rnt funds rolng Into tbe 
club house. Nor did he ever tell any member 
that funds were belne so used. Witness said 
he and Mr. Fnulhauher has chanre of tbs 
books but that* he never remembered making 
the gl'.OftO entry. The tynewrltten resolution 
1.,-erted read to "Erect, furnish and conduct 
such a club house." 

After the session Waters told tbe referee 
If he had not answered questions clearly It 
was because he had not understood their sense. 
He further said that he bad worked In the 
Union Trust Co. for 13 years before going 
with the rt^ts and. that while there he was 
under $2".0Of» bond. Mr. Schuldenfrel re- 
marked In lleht of that he could not under- 
stand whv Waters hnd not told Kat members 
their funds were going Into the club bouse, 
for If he was secretary to the board of di- 
rectors, he was In the emnlov of the order. 

While Waters waa In ths cbslr Mountford 
leaned over to Joseph Mevers, his attorney, 
and remarked, "he'd be better off If he told 
tbe truth." which may or may not have re- 
ferred to the wltnees. Meyers earlv In the 
session beran again to define himself as tbe 
human oblectlon. oblectlng to all questions. 
This led Mr. Saplnaky to declare It wss a 
shame to clutter the sessions with objections : 
tbnt this was an Inoulsltortal proceeding 
aimed to get the facta. The referee ruled that 
such was so and that aa the Investigation 
would be broad he would allow Meyers ob- 
jections to be stipulated on the record with- 
out his constant atatement of them. During 
Waters' testlmonv Mevers waa practically si- 
lent. Mountford remained a spectator 
throuehout the session. 

Tt was agreed to speed the Investigation, 
holding two sessions weeklv. when possible. 
and al«o stnrtlnir earlier. This week hearlnga 
were scheduled for both Thuraday and Friday 
afternoons, the sessions to begin at two 
Vclock.^ 

At the^penlng of the session Mountford 
took out his kevs and unlocked a loose leaf 
book that was provided with a heavy lock. 
After the hearing Mountford started to lock 
t*e mytser1ou8 book when the referee asked 
what was so secret about It. Mountford 
renlvlng that the contents were not for 
curious eves. The referee then remarked that 
he would like to examine the book and the 
kev wns turned over to him. 

Wnters was due to again take the witness 
chair yesterdny. 

SEATTLE PANTAGES OPEN. 

Seattle. Wash.. Jan. 9. 

The new quarter-million dollar thea- 
tre built here by Alex. Pantages and 
added to his coast string opened this 
week with capacity business registered 
durincr the first three days. The open- 
ing bill is headed by the Primrose 
Minstrels. 

The old Pantages theatre here open- 
ed the same dav with the Monte Carter 
Musical Comedy Co. 



PENALTY FOR REFUSING "SPOT." 

Following m complaint Monday from 
Manager Seamon of the Lyric, Bir- 
mingham, Ala., wherein he charged 
Hendrix and Paduta with refuting to 
appear in the opening position, the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective Asso- 
ciation decided, It is reported, that 
unless it was specifically stated in the 
contract any act refusing to accept the 
position to which assigned would be 
classified in the same category as a 
walk-out and accordingly drooped 
from the good graces of V. M. P. A. 
managers. What action was taken re- 
garding Hendrix and Padula was not 
reported. 

The Lyric. Birmingham, is booked 
by Jules Delmar of the United Book- 
ing Offices, who also arranges the pro- 
gram. He assigned the singing team 
to the opening position, but on their 
arrival at the theatre they refused to 
accept that spot, and occasioned an 
awkward stage wait, only partially 
alleviated by Edward Marshall, who 
volunteered to fill the gap, and hur- 
riedly staged an impromptu offering to 
still the audience. The committee 
endorsed Marshall's action. 

Acts arranging with the booking 
offices for preferred positions on any 
bill will have to have it plainly stipu- 
lated in the contracts or chance the 
consequences in the event of differ- 
ences. 



NKON-NIRDLINGER NOW 0. K. 

It was renorted Tuesday that Fred 
Nixon-Nirdlincer of Philadelnhia had 
visited the offices of the Vaudeville 
Managers' Protective Association, and 
after a consultation with Pat Casey, 
there was a definite understanding 
reached between the Philadelphia man- 
ager and the association, of which he 
is a member. • 

This understanding, it is said, is to 
effect the Nixon-Nirdlinger vaudeville 
contracts must in the future specify 
how many performances are to be 
given under it. and acts are to be 
governed by that specification. 

Some protests of late have been 
voiced against N-N booking acts for 
his Pennsylvania bills, ostensiblv for 
six days (without Sunday perform- 
ances), and then requesting the turns 
to proceed to Atlantic City, without 
extra pay, to finish out the week or 
making a seven-day engagement. 



Raleigh Theatre Obliged to Close. 

Raleigh. N. C, Jan. 9. 

The Raleigh theatre has been closed 
by its manager, F. H. Elliott, who says 
be will not reopen it until the coal 
famine passes. 

TJie house has been playing vaude- 
ille^from the United Booking Offices. 



EDWARDS-OSBORNE SEPARATE. 

Leo Edwards and Nat Osborne have 
parted, in their producing and song- 
writing partnership Edwards taking 
up a new connection, white Osborne 
continues to conduct the offices. Most 
of the acts working under the Edwards 
and Osborne direction have reported 
back in New York for further orders. 

Tack Sidney has taken over The 
Mod?«te Shop" and will continue it 
with Billie Townley and Charles Stuts- 
man as the principals, and a chorus of 
six girls. 

DEAN MANAGING EMPRESS. 

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan ; 9. 

Garence L. Dean has been apnointed 
manager of the Empress, playing big 
time vaudeville shows booked through 
the United Booking Offices, succeed- 
ing Harry Mohler, who leaves to be- 
come director of amusements for the 
Y. M. C .A. at Waco, Tex. 

Dean was manager of the Orpheum, 
St. Paul and Winnipeg, and formerly 
press agent with the Barnum and 
Bailey and Buffalo Bill shows. He was 
responsible for the routing of both of 
those shows during their last tour of 
Europe. 

Opening Chicaaro Office. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
L. Wolfe Gilbert of Gilbert & Fried- 
land arrived here this week and made 
arrangements to open a Chicago office 
in the Grand Opera House Block. 

No representative has as yet been 
selected. 



VAUDEVILLE 



ARTISTS' FORUM 



Coafin* totters to lit word* and writ* on om aids of pefrtr only. 

ADoarmoiM communications will not bo prmtod. Nam* of writer nut bo slfiioa 
oad will bo hold la strict confldonoo, If doslroa. 

Letter* to bo published la this oolama maoM* wrtttea oxolaolToly to YARIBTT. 
Daplloated letter* will aot bo prlatod. Tb« tpiter who daplAoatoa a Utter to tho 
FOrvm, olthor boforo or after It appears boro, will aot bo aaala permitted tho priv- 
ileges of It. 



Spartanburg, S. C, Jan. 5. 
Editor Vauibjt : 

Answering Morton and Glait regard- 
ing our staircase dance, will say we 
have notices of it at far back at 1907, 
and have -done it ever since. 

Have teen Morton and Glatt in their 
"bungalow" act and did not tee them 
do the stair dance. 

Also, starting Feb. 9, 1914, we were 
featured at Schlitz's Palm Garden, Mil- 
waukee, for four weeks. One of the 
weeks while there Morton and Glass 
played Majestic, adjoining the Palm 
Garden. 

Eddie Mack did the stair dance when 
a boy in knickerbockers and he it now 
forty years old. 

Think majority of managers and acts 
know we were doing the stair dance 
before Morton and Class were an act 

However, wish them luck. 

Mach and Williams. 



Camp Upton, L. I., Jan. 7. 
Editor VARiBTr: 

Will you publish this letter of thanks 
to the following artists, as it is prob- 
ably the only way I will have of show- 
ing my appreciation, as they appeared 
at the benefit I put on for my regi- 
ment, the 304th F. A., at the Manhattan 
opera house. 

The gross was $5,695, and the net was 
$5,250, all seat sale, no program or 
advertising. It was held Sunday night, 
Dec. 16, 1917. 

To my real and worthy pals, Sam 
Bernard, Louis Mann, Mme. Ohlman, 
Florenz Tempest, Conroy and LeMaire, 
Gus Edwards, Bobby Watson, Trisco, 
Ted Lewis and Rector's Jazz Band, 
Anatol Friedland, Wolf Gilbert, Ben- 
nett and Hess, Fleming Sisters, and 
Morris Gest, allow me to take this 
means of thanking you sincerely for 
your kindness in volunteering. 

We made over $5,000 through your 
worthy endeavors, which will do much 
toward comforting* many a poor, 
weary soldier. 

On behalf of all the officers and the 
boys of the 304th, not forgetting our 
worthy Major Sanders, I thank you. 

Dave Jones. 



New York, Jan. 9, 1918. 
Editor Variety: t 

March 26, 1914, Agnes Du Vea and 
I took our lives in our hpn^s by danc- 
ing on a 14-inch ledge, 495 feet from 
the street on the tallest building west 
of New York City. It is located in Cin- 
cinnati. Our idea of this feat was to 
be different than the rest and give 
managers the benefit of spectacular 
publicity. 

There was a motion picture film made 
of our dance upon this building, which 
we now use as part of our act. 

Last August the Dolly Sisters "faked" 
a motion picture on the roof of the 
McAlpin Hotel, and we can prove that 
they were aware that the idea be- 
longed to us, as I have sent not only 
to the Dolly Sisters, but to almost 
every manager, agent and artist 
throughout the country, post cards and 
newspaper notices in photograph form 
which told the whole story of our 
dance. 

Do you think it is right for the Dolly 



Sisters, who are heralded as stars, to 
steal the ideas of others, unless the 
Dolly Sisters can explain why they in- 
fringed on our idea without permis- 
sion. 

James J. Du Vea, 
Games and Agnes Du Vea). 



closed indefinitely as a means of check- 
ing the epidemic. 

This order went into effect this 
morning, causing us to lose the day. 
Mr. O'Shee had a perfect right to 
deduct the day from our salary, but 
did not do so. He paid every act its 
full salary for the three days. 

Mr. O'Shee's house is not very large, 
having a very small seating capacity, 
and, together with the fact that he is 
closed tor an indefinite period, he it 
placed in a rather serious position, 
which causes his action to be even 
more appreciated. 

Ed. Morton, 
Saxs Quintette, 
Emma Stevens, 
3 Daring Sisters. 



Camp Meade, Md., Jan. 2. 
Editor Variety : 

Many thanks for publishing my re- 
quest for music for our minstrel show 
and the many publishers and theatrical 
folk who sent same. 

It has been impossible for us to pro- 
duce it as yet owirtg to sickness, but 
we expect to have it within a few 
weeks, and could use a few more negro 
dialect songs. 

Corporal Wm. S. Graefe, 
Co. A, 304th Field Signal Brigade. 



CHOOSING SUCCESSORS. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

Martin Beck and Mort Singer left 
here early this week for an inspection 
tour of three Orpheum cities, going to 
Memphis, New Orleans, and Kansas 
City. 

On their return a special directors* 
meeting will be held in the offices of 
the Western Vaudeville Managers' As- 
sociation to select successors to 
Charles Kohl and .George Castle, who 
have died since the last regular meet- 
ing of the directorate. 



Alexandria, La., Jan. 2. 
Editor Variety : 

We are on the bill for the first half 
this week at the Rapids theatre, Alex- 
andria, La. We wish to convey to the 
profession, through Variety, our 
appreciation of the manager of this 
theatre, Mr. O'Shee. 

Several cases of spinal meningitis 
appeared at Camp Beurgarde, near 
here, and also among the townspeople, 
upon which the theatres of this city, 
including Mr. O'Shee's, were ordered 



"POTATO DAY" WEEKLY. 

The Food Administration is planning 
? consistent campaign to increase the 
use of Irish potatoes. 

Grocers will be urged to inaugurate 
a "potato day" each week, selecting 
whatever day is slack in deliveries and 
making a special price for potatoes 
that day. 

Housewives will be asked to buy 
potatoes, :i week's supply, on each 
potato day. The Administration wishes 
to place the Irish potato every day of 
the year on every table in America. 




PAUL DUHAND 

Perhaps the best-known and most-tulkcd-ubout manager, producer and artists' repre- 
sentative In vaudeville Is Paul Duruiid. 

He has established a nuine lor imnstlf, both in Kuropc nnd In this country. 

He hus no partners or nssociutcs In bu&imss. lie bilieves in running his own business — 
and running It in his own wuy. 

Thut he has been more than successful in inony ways Is proven by the enormous volume 
of business he Is now doing. Not uloue that Mr. Duraud represents over 100 higli-suluricd 
vaudeville artists, but he has staged and produced several novelty acts, all standard attrac- 
tions and hcadllnrrs In vaudeville. 

His acts are booked exclusively with the U. H. O., the Orpheum Circuit and affiliated 
circuits* and, with Tew exceptions, all arc booked up for the entire season. 



NORTHWESTERN FLOOD TROUBLE. 

Seattle, Jan. 9. 

The floods in this section are still 
interfering with theatrical inovemeuta. 

Three acts were missing Suuday at 
the Orp he urn's opening performance 
of its new bill. Local substitutions 
were Baby Adeline Lrissou and Los- 
ing Kelly. 

The Hippodrome (Ackerman & 
Harris) bill was compelled to cancel 
North Yakima to make Tacoma, going 
from Waiia Walla to the latter city. 



TWO MIDGETS IN COURT. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 9. 

In court here tomorrow (Thursday) 
will be argued an application made Uy 
Ike Kose tor the possession ot two 
midgets, brought over here some time 
ago by Karl 5chactter. The midgets 
are now held by Mrs. Schactfcr. Her 
husband was apprehended last week 
in. ban Antonio on a White Slavery 
charge. 

Kose claims to hold a power of 
attorney trom the parents ot tne mid- 
gets, wno are twius and came trom 
Java, where their folks live. Kose 
says he was there two years ago aud 
secured the twins for exhibition pur- 
poses, but that Schaetter got away 
witn them ahead ot him. Schactfer has 
exhibited the twins, along with hve 
other midgets, as an attraction with 
the Johnny Jones Carnival Shows. 

PROTEST AGAINST MONOPOLY. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

A storm of protest has becu aimed 
at the Kedpath Lyceum bureau by tne 
indepenoeut Chautauqua and repertoire 
prouueers arouud the middle west, who 
claim tne Kedpath concern is hogging 
the cantonmeut camp business through 
its arrangement witn the Y. M. C A. 
amusement directors. 

Tne Kedpath people are privileged 
to use the Y. M. C A. tents in can- 
tonment camps for their performances. 



Admitted to M. P. P. A. Membership. 

Anatol Fnedfand and L. Wolte Gil- 
bert, who reccutly entered the popular 
publishing held with "Are You *roA 
Heaven r" as their initial number, were 
passed by the membership board of 
the Music Publishers' Protective As- 
sociation this week and will become 
members in the Class B division. 

The couple will continue with their 
eastern vaudeville work, meanwhile 
looking alter the publishing business 
the same as formerly. 

St. Louis Bill Opens Late. 

St. Louis, Jan. 9. 

Through the storm of Sunday the 
local Orpheum would not have been 
disappointed if unable to give its regu- 
lar Monday opening performances. 

All acts reported in time, however, 
and the matinee started at 3:15, with 
Marck's Lions absent. The animals 
were here, but the scenery was de- 
layed. 



Theatre Sold for Church. 

Wcstbrook, Me., Jan. 9. 
The Colonial, Saco, near here, a for- 
mer mansion 100 years old and con- 
verted into an amusement place in 
1916, has been purchased by the Holy 
Trinity Catholic Parish for a house of 
worship, pending the erection of a 
church upon the site. 



Coal 

Clinton 
local fuel 
that coal 
thereby 
theatres. 



Cut Off at Portsmouth. 

Portsmouth, N. H., Jan. 9. 

Taylor, chairman of the 
committee, yesterday ordered 
be supplied households only, 
cutting off the supply to 



ANNETTE KELLERM ANN'S Big Show 



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VAUDEVILLE 



IN THE SERVICE 



Since the first of the year between 
30 and 40 Americans have gone to 
Canada, having enlisted in the Royal 
Flying Corps. Upon reaching their des- 
tination the majority have been refused 
for one reason or another. The offi- 
cials in Canada appear to be at vari- 
ance with those in the enlistment 
stations in New York, but a decision 
by the adjutant general of the Ameri- 
can Army on Monday rules that none 
of the Americans who have gone or 
who intend to go, will be accepted. 
According to this ruling all who en- 
listed in the Royal Flying Corps after 
Dec. 15 or who had not reported in 
Canada by that time must return. 
Among those going to Canada within 
the last week are seven actors, one of 
whom called New York by phone and 
explained the rejection. He with others 
was stranded in Toronto. They were 
advised to see the American consul, 
who provided passage back. Monday 
U. S. officials were stationed at the 
Grand Central station to warn all 
Americans not to make the trip. Men 
have been arriving here from all over 
the country with the Canadian aviation 
headquarters their destination. 

Earl Carroll, at present a cadet in 
the School of Military Aeronautics at 
Austin, Texas., was detailed to the 
training school from the 71st Regiment 
of New York. The training lasts for 
eight weeks, and weekly examinations 
are held. Those failing to reach a 
certain percentage weekly are dropped 
from the school. Carroll has been 
there three weeks. 

Charles and Louis Mosconi, in Bes- 
sie Clayton's act, have received com- 
missions as lieutenants in the aviation 
corps, being detailed as photographers 
and assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. 
They have asked for a month's stay 
of service. 

Charles Clifford Stirk, of English 
birth and appearing in the act of New- 
port and Stirk, has received his final 
citizenship papers. This was accom- 
panied with a notice he was qualified 
for the draft, and was eligible to class 
one. 

Willie McCabe, the messenger boy 
comic, formerly of McCabe, Levee and 
Fletcher, was operated on at Camp 
Dix this week, having sustained a 
double hernia while in performance of 
duty. He will be treated in the base 
hospital. 

Lieutenant Frank McKee has been 
assigned to Camp Meade, Md.. where 
he is attached to the 310 Machine Gun 
Battery. His brother, Lieutenant Sam 
McKee, is to sail for France in two 
weeks. 

Arthur Jackson, brother of Fred 
Jackson, the playwright, and also a 
writer, is confined in Dr. Stern's sani- 
torium. He was called in the draft, but 
was stricken with hemorrhages while 
in the city. 

William S. Goldsmith (brother of 
Henry J. and Frederick Goldsmith, the 
theatrical attorneys), has been ap- 
pointed a top sergeant with the 307th 
Infantry, Company P, Camp Upton, 

L^* la 

Orville Bunnell, producer with Nor- 
ton and Bunnell, recently commissioned 
a lieutenant in the Aviation Corps, 
has been assigned to the camp at San 
Antonio, Tex. 

William G. Carmichacl, former 
assistant manager for the Forbes 
Robertson company, has joined the 
Royal Flying Corps in Canada as a 
commissioned officer. 

Grindall Jerome Burns, formerly 
manager at Fox's Rivera, has been 
transferred from the Quartermaster's 
Corps and appointed a sergeant-major 
in the Coast Artillery at Fort Totten. 

Grantland Rice, the New York sport- 
ing writer, has been promoted from 
sergeant to 2d lieutenant and ordered 
to report to the commanding general, 
30th Div., Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. 



George Hill, director of photography 
for Goldwyn, has joined the United 
States Army Signal Corps, with a first 
lieutenant's commission. 

Robert Campbell's son, Bartley, is a 
first class marine and stationed on the 
U. S .S. "Florida," somewhere in Eng- 
lish waters. 

R. C. Milier, Dick Vollmer, Ren Tag- 
gart and George Duggan are at the 
Base Hospital, Camp Bowie, Fort 
Worth, Texas. 

Frank C. Ambos, scenic artist, is 
with Co. H, 1st Rep. Regiment of Engi- 
neers, Washington Barracks, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Bob and Patrick Smith (not broth- 
ers) have enlisted in the mechanical 
corps of the Navy and are preparing 
to ship for the front. 

Benny Piermont has been promoted 
to the rank of Sergeant in the 306th 
Infantry at Camp Upton, L. I. 

Paul Dedroit, drummer at the Or- 
pheum, New Orleans, since 1911, has 
enlisted in the navy. 

H. B. Turnbull is a sergeant in Co. 
A, 328 Machine Gun Batl., Camp Cus- 
ter, Mich. 

Charles Knauss is at Camp Dix, N.J. 
He is a son of Walters of Weston and 
Walters. 

John, William and James Sweeney, 
prop boys in the Metro studios, have 
enlisted. 

Jack Clifford (Clifford and White) is 
with the 11 lth Sanitary Train at Camp 
Bowie, Fort Worth. Texas. 

Andy McBann (Juggling McBanns) 

Lromoted to top sergeant at Yaphank, 
. I. 

Charles Lamont, in the naval avia- 
tion service, has been assigned to the 
training camp, Newport, R. I. 

Sandy Roth, for the past two years 
with Fox, Los Angeles, has enlisted in 
the navy, to report at San Pedro, Cal. 

Julian T. Baber is now a sergeant in 
the Intelligence Police Corp at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

T. D. Carter has been promoted to 
a sergeantcy and assigned to Motor 
Supply Train 406. 

Warren Ferris, Motor Truck Co. 2, 
Camp Devens, Mass, 

Jack J. Werner from vaudeville is a 
sergeant at Ft. Benj. Harrison, Ind. 

Tony Stanford, a prominent stock 
juvenile, has enlisted in the Navy. 

William M. Hough is a lieutenant at 
the proving grounds, Aberdeen, Md. 

Willie Collier is home from Spar- 
tansburg on a ten days' furlough. 



DRAFTED. 

William Sheer, with Harry Morey in 
"The Punch," ordered to report at 
Camp Upton, L. I. 

Bill Haynes, of the "Hogan Alley" 
act, was rejected because of physical 
disabilities. 



WINCH A BOY SCOUT. 

Frank W. Winch, formerly press 
agent for the Buffalo Bill Show, and 
who has been connected in the show 
field in various capacities, is now look- 
ing after the interests of the Boy 
Scouts Field Commission. He has his 
offices at Cortlandt street, New York, 
and the imposing title on his card is 
Brig.-Gen. F. Walker Winch, Chief of 
Staff, United States Boy Scouts, Na- 
tional Field Commission. 



The Academy, Halifax, is being re- 
modeled by the lessee, J. F. O'Connell. 
Pictures will be the policy until next 
season. 



IN AND OUT. 

Eddie Foy was obliged to leave the 
Orpheum, Des Moines, bill last Friday 
night upon receipt of a wire stating 
his wife would be operated upon Jan. 
9 at El Paso. The "Cabaret De 
Luxe" was impressed into the vacated 
spot until Sunday, with Blossom 
Seeley taking Foy's place this week 
at the Orpheum, Omaha. 

Kimberly and Arnold were unable 
to open at the Royal Monday, owing to 
baggage trouble. Frank Stafford and 
Co. secured the vacancy. It is the 
third or fourth time Kimberly and Ar- 
nold have been booked for the house 
with something preventing their ap- 
pearance there. 

The Kilkenny Four reported illness 
as the cause of not playing the Pros- 
pect, Brooklyn, the first halt, with Bert 
Hanlon , substituting. The 3 Hickey 
Brothers at the same house also failed 
to report for a similar reason, with 
Toney and Norman filling in. 

Owing to the death of his father 
Hubert Dyer canceled Loew's Victoria, 
last half last week, with Cardo and 
Knowles also reporting illness. The 
Ballard Trio and Herman and Rice 
were given the vacancies. 

Dawson, Browning and Dallas did 
not open at the Ave B Monday through 
Browning's illness. The Rice Brothers 
got the vacancy. Mel Eastman also 
reported ill for that house, and "The 
Steamfitters" stepped in. 

Chabot and Dixon were unable to 
open at the Hip, Baltimore, Monday, 
through their baggage being delayed 
from the south. Frear, Baggot and 
Frear filled in. 

Through baggage delay from Wash- 
ington, 'The Mollycoddle" canceled 
Loew's Victoria, New York, the first 
half. Charles Deland and Co. substi- 
tuted. 

Herbert and Dennis, who opened at 
the Alleghany, Philadelphia, Monday, 
were removed from the bill after the 
first show. They were replaced by 
Kahn and Boone. 

Jimmy Hussy's partner's voice fail- 
ing him at the Riverside Monday, Her- 
man Timberg has been doubling there 
from the Royal. 

Lew Wilson replaced "The New 
Turnkey" at Loew's Orpheum, New 
York, Tuesday. One of the players in 
the sketch suddenly became ill. 

Henry Frey was unable to appear at 
Loew's, New Rochelle, last half last 
week through a bad cold. Gertrude 
Cogert filled in. 

Stella Mayhew was compelled to can- 
cel the Palace this week because of 
tonsilitis. She was replaced by Eliza- 
beth Murray. 

Watson Sisters did not open at the 
Alhambr- this week, having had a dis- 
agreement* with the booking office over 
the engagement. Eddie Borden sub- 
stituted. 

Curray and Graham withdrew from 
the American last Thursday. Mae 
Marvin substituted. 

The Cortez Trio opened at the Pan- 
tages, Minneapolis, Monday, being 
"added" to the bill. 

"Krazy Kat Revue" substituted in the 
Pantages bill, Minneapolis, Monday in 
place of the Cabaret de Luxe. 

Maud Tiffany withdrew from Loew's 
Orpheum, Boston, Tuesday through ill- 
ness. 

Andrew Kelly failed to report at the 
Hippodrome, Baltimore, Monday, with 
Tom Mahoney substituting. 

Adeline Francis reported ill and did 
not open Monday at the Bushwick. 



QUESTIONNAIRES 



Variety is advertising several Questionnaires, sent care Variety, 
under its Letter Department and it is of importance to the regis- 
trant he send immediately for this form since the Government 
ruling is that it must be returned within seven days of mailing 
or the registrant will automatically be listed in the first group, 
calling for immediate service. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Evelyn Cavanaugh (Dore and 
Cavanaugh) is in the Roosevelt Hos- 
pital, New York, to undergo an opera- 
tion for appendicitis. The team left 
"Going Up" while playing Washington 
recently, Miss Cavanaugh immediately 
being brought to New York and placed 
in the Woman's Hospital. She was 
removed to Roosevelt following a 

serious relapse. 

Mae O'Mar (O'Mar Sisters) was 
slightly injured when a trapeze broke 
at the Federal theatre, Salem, Mass., 
throwing her to the stage. The girl 
was badly shaken up. The curtain 
was quickly lowered and the act re- 
tired from the bill. 

Mrs. Walter F. Keefe entered the 
Flower Hospital, New York, Tuesday, 
to be treated for a cold-infected hip. 
Mrs. Keefe while traveling recently 
bruised her hip and upon a cold settling 
in it, her physician advised a course 
of treatment. She will be at the hos- 
pital about a week. 

Oscar Hammerstein is in the German 
Hospital, New York, removed there 
a week or so ago when developed 
diabetes appeared to demand the am- 
putation of one of Mr. Hammerstein's 
legs. He is 72 years of age and con- 
sequences of an operation were feared. 

E,T. Beatty, proprietor of the Engle- 
wood, Chicago, and also of the "French 
Frolics," was ordered by his physician 
to proceed at once to Hot Springs, 
Ark., for a complete rest and avoid a 
threatening nervous breakdown. 

Jack Byron (Bonney), mysteriously 
battered up and taken to Bellevue 
several weeks ago, was later removed 
from the institution by his father. His 
condition is reported more favorable, 
but he is not yet out of danger. 

Mrs. Herbert Clifton, who accom- 
panies her husband (playing the piano 
for his turn on the Orpheum Circuit), 
suffered from appendicitis while play- 
ing San Francisco and was out of the 
act the second week. An operation 
was avoided. 

Mrs. R. G. Kemmet, professionally 
known as Helene Stanley, left last 
week for Colorado Springs. Miss Stan- 
ley was advised by her doctor to go 
west for at least a year. 

Ellen McMahon, mother of Gladys 
Clark (Clark and Bergman), recently 
reported as having undergone a 
paralytic stroke, is fully recovered and 
will be shortly out again. 

Joseph Hart is in a hospital under- 
going a series of operations for the 
eyes. The second operation was held 
Jan. 7, and it is reported as having 
been successful. 

Raye and Wynne closed after the 
Friday matinee at the Empire, Red 
Bank, N. J., because of an abscess on 
Miss Wynne's throat. She is under 
the care of Dr. O'Donnell. 

Billy Walsh (Fields, Keane and 
Walsh) was operated upon for throat- 
al trouble last week in Chicago and is 
rapidly recovering. 

Jean Cunningham, formerly with 
'The Boarding School Girls" act is 
convalescing at the Women's Hos- 
pital. New York. 

Edgar Allen, the Fox booker, was 
confined home Tuesday with grippe. 
It was expected that he would return 
to his office later in the week. 

Arthur Hansen, of the Boston Grand 
Opera Company, is at the American 
Hospital, Chicago, suffering from an 
injury to the hip. 

George Monroe is still confined to 
a sanitarium near Atlantic City suffer- 
ing from neurasthenia. 

Elsa Williams, of the "Who Was to 
Blame?" sketch, is out after a siege 
of the grippe. 

The husband of Daisy Harcourt ii, 
ill at a New Orleans hotel with a se- 
vere case of prippc. 

Virginia Garcia, late of "Six Little 
Wives," is at the American Hospital, 
Chicago. 

Charles Bird is back at his desk in 
the Comstock & Gest offices. 



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VAUDLVILLE 



AMONG THE WOMEN 

BY "PATSY" SMITH 



AMONG THE WOMEN 



BY THE SKIRT. 



Each auditor at the Palace Monday 
afternoon seemed bent on outdoing 
his neighbor in the reception accorded 
Elizabeth M. Murray, Julian Eltinge, 
Jack Clifford and Hobart Bosworth. 
The fast work of Lohse and Sterling 
was emphatically accentuated by Nana 
Sterling's dainty dressing. Ethel Grey 
Terry as the ship-wrecked Maud Brew- 
ster in "The Seal Wolf" (Hobart Bos- 
worth) features her long hair and an 
unnecessarily pale face makeup. 

Elizabeth Murray in a nifty peach 
silk and orchid tulle creation, "just 
her style " looked the crowd over with 
an inaudible but nevertheles hearty 
"Hello' 1 and held the attention until 
her final bow. Muriel Window in a 
black panne velvet eton suit and 
Frenchblue faille blouse walked on at 
the end of Robert Emmet Keene's act 
and for lack of preparation did a "one- 
word" drama. Everybody seemed glad 
to see Muriel on the Palace stage 
again. 

Julian Eltinge proved as popular as 
ever. He did the familiar "Widow," 
"Bride" and "Bathing Girl." For "Mam- 
my Jinny's Hall of Fame" he wore 
a salmon pink velvet frock with side 
panels of lace. The bodice had a 
skeleton front and suspender back of 
velvet over a silver lace foundation. 

Mercedes (another one) Talma (Le- 
Roy, 4 Talma and Bosco) wore light blue 
siUc with turquoise blue side drapery, 
and attempted comedy. 

Jack Clifford did well in choosing 
Agnes Dunn and Gertrude Kerpin for 
his act, as they are opposite types. One 
is a beaut;*ul tall blonde, the other a 
petite pretty black-haired miss. First 
in gingham aprons, and then in front 
of a handsome green, gold-bordered 
drop with side panels of spangled gold 
velvet, they danced in turn with the 
immaculate Mr. Clifford in burgundy 
evening dress suit. Miss Dunn as 
"Corn" wore lime colored georgette, 
and Miss Kerpin as "Wheat" wore 
two shades of primrose. .For a finish- 
ing punch both girls cling to Mr. Clif- 
ford's neck while he twirls them 
around as if their weight were a mere 
bagatelle. 

What a transformation in little 
Bobby Folsoml Whether it's loss of 
weight or the ugly way she wears her 
hair I cannot say, but at the Fifth 
Ave this week (where she is appearing 
with Al Brown) she looked like an- 
other girl. A pretty frock of narrow 
ribbon ruffles in the soft pastel shades 
had a girdle and bustle of satin in the 
same tones. Miss Raymond (Dugan 
and Raymond) wore a red velvet 
sleeveless jacket over a white satin 
foundation. Sylvia Loyal wore a sim- 
ple blue voile with blue satin bands. 
Enid Markey makes a mighty pretty 
"Belle of Chuckawalla Valley" in the 
W S. Hart "Fugitive" picture. 

It looked like an "all-men" show at 
the Alhambra this week until the fifth 
act when Bonita appeared, towering 
over the funny little Lew Hearn. Maud 
Lambert, the women in the Emmet 
De Voy sketch and Katherine Dana 
in a Luminare spectacle called "Fan- 
tasia" were 'the other women. The 
line in the program, "long show, no 
encores," evidently did not reach Eddie 
Borden and James Dwyer, who sub- 
stituted for the Watson Sisters, for 
they kept on pulling bows even after 
the lights had gone out. Maud Lam- 
bert was resplendent in two new out- 
fits. A scarlet velvet coat-suit had a 
moderate bustle back and side flounces, 
giving the coat effect, were lengthened 
' v.ith deep bands of moleskin--the 
same fur was used for collar, cuffs and 
smart little tarn. An evening gown of 
blue and silver "wonder cloth" was the 
first I have seen in vaudeville this 
season with the new broad panel back, 
falling from shoulders to hem. A long 



rope of brilliants was worn with this 
delightfully simple elegant costume. 
Daryl Goodwin of "Call of Childhood" 
should see a competent teacher on 
voice placement, as she has been 
forcing hers all season and the strain 
is telling. "Fantasia" is Katherine 
Dana's second venture in New York 
vaudeville. While she is a young, 
pretty woman, she has not much 
chance to shine on that score in this 
act as she works behind a gauze drop 
that the blossoms and shrubbery of 
the various seasons are being thrown 
on in a resttul riot of nature's true 
colorings. Ihe finale is a forest fire 
effect which Miss Dana screaming 
staccatissimo behind the flames. 

Another "Miss Hamilton" made her 
appearance in the Clark and Hamilton 
act at the Fifth Ave. last week and 
she is "some class." Audree Greuse 
is the name of the young woman and 
she is said to have been with the Al 
J olson show. With a Frenchy-looking 
creation of blue silk brocaded (or ap- 
pliqued) with large circles of green, 
cherry and orange, she wore a crown- 
less silver lace chapeau turned up on 
one side at a most becoming angle. 
Double ruffs of the lace at neefc, elbuw 
and ankle were wired to stand out in 
the most chic fashion. The ruff at the 
neck came quite to the point of her 
pretty chin and was caught on her 
hair at sides and back. Orange ribbon 
held up the tiny spangled bodice. An- 
other pretty combination was royal 
blue and primrose The little woman 
in the Gordon and Rica act opened in 
a pink satin semi-military coat that 
was spoiled by a lot of white fur. Miss 
West (Laughlin and West) wore a 
purple wrap with white fox collar over 
a good-looking pink silk dancing frock. 
The ecru lace skirt is not a pretty 
effect, however, as over the delicate 
pink it looks soiled. It might look 
pretty dyed pink. 

NURSES WANTED. .. 

37,000 army nurses, male and female, 
will be needed in the Army Nurse 
Corps of the Medical Department, 
according to present estimates* based 
on an army of 1,500,000. 

Since the Army Nurse Corps made 
public early in December its urgent 
need for more nurses 1,903 requests for 
applications have been received, and 
the blanks forwarded. During the same 
period 351 nurses have applied for 
enrollment, and many have been 
accepted. These enrollments are in 
addition to about 650 nurses obtained 
through the Red Cross during the same 
period. According to estimates of the 
nursing committee of the National 
Medical Board of the Council of Na- 
tional Defense, there are between 80,- 
000 and 90,000 registered nurses in the 
country and about 200,000 other grad- 
uate and practical nurses. 

Just as soon as immediate needs of 
cantonment hospitals have been cared 
for a reserve of 100 nurses will be 
organized for emergency service in the 
United States. Lakewood Hotel, Lake- 
wood, has been leased by the Govern- 
ment for use as a general hospital for 
the army, and provisions will be made 
for housing the reserve nurses there. 
This hotel has not yet been turned 
over to the War Department, but will 
be in a week or so. 



Woods' "Guilty Man" Finished. 

Reports from the coast say Thomas 
H. Ince has turned out an exception- 
ally effective feature in the screen 
version of "The Guilty Man," the rights 
for which were secured through A. H. 
Woods. 

While Irving W. Willat directed the 
picture, it is understood Ince took 
more than the usual supervising inter- 
est in the production. 



The R,ivoli ushers in its second week 
with another interesting program. The 
huge orchestra, led by Hugo Riesen- 
feld, pleased the large audience Mon- 
day afternoon with 'The Dance of the 
Hours," from "La Gioconda." Gladys 
Rice with a chorus of 13 girls rendered 
the difficult number from "The Queen 
of Sheba," "Thy Love Is Mine." The 
feature picture, 'Rose of the World," 
with Elsie Ferguson, tells a pretty love 
story of India and England. Miss 
Ferguson it rapidly forging to the 
front as a picture star of real merit. 
Her first appearance is in bed with her 
hair hanging loosely v and a dainty 
night gown. The picture starts and 
finishes with Miss Ferguson in bed. A 
dinner dress was of black with a sequin 
bodice and the neck modestly filled in 
with net. A handsome afternoon dress 
was of brocaded chiffon edged with 
fur. There was another fur trimmed 
and a black satin gown having a panel 
back and chiffon sleeves. A neglige 
and a tailored suit made up Miss 
Ferguson's wardrobe in this picture. 

Is Jack Mulhall serious when he at- 
tempts female impersonations? 

In "Mme. Spy" Mr. Mulhall mas- 
querades in many female get ups and 
a sorry figure he made. At the Broad- 
way Tuesday this picture was no draw. 

At the Strand this week Pauline 
Frederick is again proving her worth 
in a picturization ot "Mrs. Dane's De- 
fense." The picture runs hardly an 
hour, but it gives Miss Frederick plenty 
of opportunity in emotionalism. Her 
clothes were carefully selected and to 
excellent taste. A garden party on a 
magnificent estate had Miss Frederick 
in a white dress made with the full 
skirt and belt she so often affects. A 
large hat faced in black and an ermine 
scarf are worn with it. An evening 
gown was of heavy brocade with a 
draped skirt and train. The sides were 
hung in chiffon edged with the bro- 
cade. For the big scene a cloth dress 
had • a plaited skirt with the bodice 
ending in a sash that girdles the hips. 
A motor coat had a belt running under 
two box plaits. A fur collar and a 
small hat completed that costume. A 
simple costume for the house was a 
white skirt and silk sweater trimmed 
in maribeau. 

"Betty Takes a Hand" at the New 
York theatre Tuesday, featuring Olive 
Thomas, has nothing to command the 
picture but the pretty face of Miss 
Thomas. The story is long drawn 
out, coming to nothing at the finish. 
Miss Thomas wears several pretty 
frocks. An auto was driven in a panne 
velvet dress made with a full skirt and 
short waisted bodice. A light char- 
meuse dress had the same full skirt 
and chiffon sleeves. Small hats fitting 
the face closely seem to be Miss 
Thomas' favorite, but a large flop hat 
framed her features nicely. 



"Going Up" at the Liberty finds 
Frank Craven trying his hardest to be 
funny. He isn't, until the last act. The 
first two acts are deadly dull, with the 
exception of a couple of musical num- 
bers. One is "Going Up" and another 
"Tickle Toe." The latter would have 
fared better in the hands of Marion 
Sunshine. She is a much better 
dancer than Edith Day, who is doing 
the number. Miss Day appears in a 
motor coat of dull red satin with a 
small black hat. A party dress was of 
fish scales on net with touches of 
mauve and blue. Miss Sunshine wore 
a pretty summer frock of lac; flounces. 
A dancing dress was of green and 
mauve net with blue bodice. A small 
Eold net hat was most becoming. A 
leather aviator costume was also worn 
by Miss Sunshine. Miss Day wore a 
lovely dress of turquoise blue taffeta. 



The material had grey polka dot ar- 
ranged in garlands. The bodice was 
white. Grace Peters in a mother role 
wore a white summer frock edged in 
blue embroidery with a black satin 
under skirt. An evening gown was of 
heavy silver and black brocade. A 
chorus of good-looking girls were 
dressed in the first act in pretty sum- 
mer dresses and for a party scene were 
in modern dresses of all variety of 
shades and styles. 



Marguerite Clarke's picture of "The 
Amazons" was released many weeks 
ago, but by a happy chance it was 
shown again Tuesday at the Stanley. 
What a dandy picture it is. It again 

C roves Miss Clarke the female rair- 
anks of films. The little star is do- 
ing something every minute. She 
boxes, rides horseback, swims, climbs 
in and out of second story windows, 
does everything other women stars do 
not do. Miss Clarke wears but one 
dress, a sort of evening affair of a 
soft material. The rest of the time 
she is in boy's togs. A gym suit, a 
riding habit consisting of breeches and 
belted coat, a man's evening dress and 
a silk two-piece bathing suit are the 
different changes. 



MARRIAGES. 

Verda Schelberg (formerly of Mor- 
row and Schelberg) to H. Rubenson 
Dilling of Keistiania, Norway, the mar- 
riage taking place last month. The 
couple will make Norway their home. 

Irene Leland (Tip Top Merry- 
makers") to Louis Votta, non-profes- 
sional, Jan. 1, in Boston. 

Gertrude Spindler, of Cleveland, at 
the Raleigh Hotel, Baltimore, to Mer- 
rill Stephens, a Baltimore business 
man, last week. 

Florence Campbell (Campbell Trio) 
to Sergeant W. S. Gwynn, Co. B, 147th 
United States Infantry, at Mont- 
gomery, Ala. 

Helen Collier ("Turn to the Right") 
Christmas night to Lieut. Frank Lib- 
bey Valient of Camp Lewis, in Seattle. 

Lou Miller and Alice Bradford were 
married about two weeks ago and are 
rehearsing a two-act for vaudeville. 

Doris Keane to Basil Sydney, her 
leading man in "Romance," in London 
Jan. 3. 

BIRTHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Pierce, at their 
home in New York Jan. 3, son. Mr. 
Pierce is in the press department of 
the United Booking Offices. The moth- 
er is professionally known as Grace 
Ivers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Freeman, 
at their home in Chicago Jan. 3, son. 
it is their third boy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tinney at 122 
West 58th street, New York, Jan. 8, 
son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goldsmith, Jan. 
9, son. Their first child, also a boy, 
lived but two months. Mr. Goldsmith 
is in charge of the M. S. Bentham 
agency, while Lieut. Bentham is on sea 
duty. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Leddy, Jan. 7, in 
New York, twins, both boys. Mr. Leddy 
is of Leddy and Leddy. 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

Klaw & Erlanger have engaged Beth 
t-ydy. Jack Henderson, Robert Pitkin, Billy 
Clifton, Harry Dclf and recalled Billy 
Van for their production of "The Rain- 
how Girl." 



MADGE KENNEDY BACK. 

Madx'* Kemicly, WUlium B. David- 
son, her leading man, and Edward 
Dillon, director, returned from Florida 
on Tuesday morning after having com- 
pleted the exteriors for "Our Little 
Wife." The interiors will be done in 
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BEN WELCH SHOW. 

The Pen Wi-Uh show run, Im* anfely quail- 
fled ua a good tiiliTluiiimenl for two ieti»Hiia; 
our Is (lie couit-'tly d«-|'Ui Uncut mid (he utbi-r 
la I tii i Wilcli. I uiil llml indKidtiul uppvurvd 
near Hit- (Inula or (lie opening aeCllou Mild 
Inlmducrd lna fumtliur uprtittlly ibe hLow 
waa liended tue wrong way. From (lieu on 
il became h one-nmn uiluir and continued 
tba( wuy to (Ue fluulc, bui as one utun Mr. 
Welcu I* uiiRLiy big In builoHjue, lor ba 
abuuldered ibe burden wltb apparent eaaa 
and iiiaiiiiged to kei'P the Columbia audienca 
in a cjni.iiual uproar of laugbler throughout 
bin preHence. 

h ia u abort cast show, carrying, aslda 
from Welch, lour principal men and three 
Woin«-n. Of tb«> former none could be limed 
aa particularly goo. I, although I'at Kearney 
atunUv out c 'ii picuoualy in I he "atraighl" 
rjle and haiidka a handicapped part la good 
ahApu. Frank I'. Murphy and hilly Wild ua- 
►uuie comeily rolea but get very little iu the 
way or legitimate returns. Murphy la ilia 
type of I nali cburucterlst that became extinct 
with the Frlaco earthquake. Him ia typical 
of old times. Murphy retalna the rvd cbln 
whisker and the rclling "*<.•• With all due 
rcap«-ct to his pa t record (and II la aome- 
tbing to be proud or>, Murphy cannot be 
a "riot." And Wild la not a 
He e-aays the. quiet Dutch part 
chlnpiece. occasionally lapalug 
....„ „*....-.. patter to force a laugh. He 
tried continually, but met with little eucceaa. 
The inability or the two conilca waa easilr 
appnieul in (he opener, prior to Welch "a ap- 
pearance, fur tbry (ailed dismally to hold up 
the comedy or ihe .,h,>w, and the featured 
aiara audden arrival was fortunately timed. 

Sid U >ld is alaj dated among the prlncipaja. 
He ha« a fair voice and dances exceedingly 
well, but saould speed up his tempo when 
alnging. His apecialty became inniiotonoua 
becuuae of ibe slow, draggy slng-aong method 
utilized und wire it not for the donee at the 
finish. Gold would have registered zero. When 
working properly CJold la very acceptable. 
Thka waa evidenced In the burlesque when ha 
did the song bit of the show with Leona 
Eurl. It waa well staged, full of pep and 
earned the c uple on even dozen encores. 
Misa Earl, blonde, good looking and with 
a good voice, aloud out am >ug the principal 
women and easily earned the honors of that 
division. Frankie Martin, the aoubret, waa 
vivacious enough but lacked voice, aa did 
Elva Grieves, the third member. Mlaa Orlevea 
waa fully appreciated for her general work 
but should nut attempt a number. 

Welch Is !»> per cent, of the ahow, the 
balance of honors going direct to the chorus, 
one of the be-t groupa seen on the wheel 
tins season. Welch was never belter. He 
did the Hebrew part mostly, changing once 
for a short m-ene In "oue" for the Italian 
character. Kearm-y explaining the IKe-aecoud 
change, etc. Welch earned the greatest re- 
auliH with a chorus number In the burlemjua 
In which he brought out some surprisingly 
good Individual talent In the girls. Oue curly- 
haired nn.b wua especially noticeable In the 
rendition of some Irish number aud tempo- 
rarily stopped proceedings. 

The ftbow Is given In two parts, the first 
carrying <>ne tcene. and the second three, of 
which the last, a chateau In the Alps, stood 
out. The lirst carnea Utile or no theme, 
running wild towurd the bit and number 
classification. The second carried a su-tge*- 
tlon of a story, built around a picture studio, 
but Welch continually Jumped away from tho 
atory and led hb» own brand of comedy Into 
the action. 

The production end la commendable, the 
costumes running a bit abpvc the average, with 
the scenic end measuring up well. It la 
atricily a comedy ahow lor which all credit 
Is due Welch, and bpcauae of this It will 
plea e the Columbia circuit audiences. With 
Welch s name as an additional draw there 
seems no rearm why the outfit shouldn't 
enjoy a prolltuble season. It pulled a near 
capacity house at the Columbia Monday night, 
and Monday waant" particularly good for 
theatres, with Its damp, n^uggy weather. 

Wynn. 



BERTH DOUBLING UP?— NO! 

The west has become the bugbear 
of the burlesque chorus girls. Re- 
ported conditions as to what some of 
the feminine workers of some of the 
shows have had to contend with while 
traversing the western spokes of the 
circuits have resulted in a dozen or 

rrore, within the past fortnight, hand- 
ing in "notices" rather than chance a 
westward trip at llns time. 

Probably what'Threw a fear of rail- 
road traveling iti the west has been 
the report that the trains, in addition 
to being belated and hours behind 
schedules and cold in the bargain, have 
forced the girls to sleep double in a 
berth. Some one recently circulated 
such a condition, and burlesque girls 
now in the euat arc fear in! ot going 
west. 

The managers and owners of the 
companies are making all sorts of in- 
ducements to the girls, and in most 
cases have alleviated their fears by 
showing them that any conditions 
arising take in the principals also. 



BURLESQUE 



PARISIAN FLIRTS. 

Ac Is often the case In burleeque the aame 
means uothiug a* deacrlptlve of the ahow, aud 
there la liille remaiuiug In "The Parisian 
Flirta. ' It Is a rough abow and few of the 
tc< nc» are mlnua rawueaa. Some remarks or 
anions topple over Into the claaa of lewd- 
nexa. 

There are really four com lea, not counting 
the efforts of one member of an acrobat lo 
team. "Uubuernecic" Kobluaon doea uot ap- 
pear until the latter part of tho II rat eectloa, 
be tbeu appeurlug In "one" with bla tramp 
monolog, which went over quite big. Al 
Rayme, aa a 'Wop," and Billy Kelly, aa a 
"Tad. * aa uiued thoae character a throughout. 
Johnnie Cook bandied an eccentric role that 
kept btui chaatug on with odd Unas and then 
off. 

The Aral act ran to considerable length with 
three lull-atage acenea aud two In "one." 
The opening scene bad to do with "The Mid- 
night hllopera." In aplte of the com lea It 
■eemed the feminine aectlon bad more to do 
In holding up Iniereot than anything elae. 
Familiar faces amoug the glrla were May 
Bernhardt and Freda Lebr, both good look- 
ing, especially the former. 

Mlaa Bernhardt la featured, and becauae of 
that abe might give more care to her dreea- 
Ing. Several of her frocka would be better 
after cleanaed, but abe had several that were 
becoming. In bur male bits abe alao looked 
very well. Thoaa roles found her at her 
beat. 

Moat of the aong numbers came before tn- 
termiealon. with Grace Lew la and Willie Mack 
getting aomeihlng wltb "Southern Gale" right 
after the opeuiag. Mlaa Bernhardt followed 
with "Maeon- Dixon Line" to good effect. 

Henry Tobaaco and Joe Peppe, Iu dancing 
acrobatics, lound favor through some good 
aomeraaultlng by the latter. Both handled 
blta throughout. Alao was Jerry Fleming, a 
rather chubby aoubret. In looks the cborua 
waa In and out, with the front line holding 
several fair lookers. The "returning In spots 
waa acceptable, tut here and there waa all 
out or order. The glrla looked well In the 
"Maeon-Dlxon" number and again In very 
neat military array at the finale of the flrat 
act. The contraat at other tlmea waa marked. 

A burleaque, called "Cohen the Butcher." 
made up the final part of the ahow with Rob- 
inson in the title part. It was amusing in 
apota. Ibee. 



BURLESQUE CHANGES. 

Ruth Denice, from vaudeville, has re- 
placed Jeane Pollock in 'The Sporting 
Widows." 

Vera Rossmore, prima donna, will 
replace Florence Tanner with the "20th 
Century Maids." 

Chubby Drisdale goes into the "Best 
Show in Town" at Hurtig & Seamon's 
this week', replacing Clara Keating. 

Jimmny Conners, with "Follies of 
the Day," leaving this week. 



NEW ENGLAND--PAPER TALK." 

The proposed burlesque circuit for 
shows playing at 10-20-30 through New 
tngland is not accepted in good faith 
among local burlesque men, for the 
reason most of the towns mentioned 
by the Bridgeport press agent have 
(roved abject failures as burlesque 
"towns." The American last season 
experimented with one and two-day 
stands in Webster, Gardiner and 
Greenfield type of towns mentioned in 
the new circuit and did practically 
nothing. The new project looks and 
sounds like "paper talk." 



YONKERS OUT. 

Ike and Joe Weber, who have been 
playing burlesque at the Warburton, 
\onkers, on a "split week," will dis- 
continue Jan. 21, and play a full week 
instead at Schenectady. 

The Webers will sublease the Yon- 
kers house to parties now planning to 
play musical stock there. For the 
present anyway. Wash Martin will 
continue to manage the Yonkers house. 



LOOKING FOR THE TOBACCO. 

Sam Scribner is making inquiry 
relative to finding if the recent ship- 
ment of tobacco for the soldiers in 
Trance, paid for by a $30,000 check, 
which Mr. Scribner handed over to a 
representative of the American Tobac- 
cl Company (handling the oversea con- 
signments), has reached its destina- 
tion. 

So far not a word as to the ship- 
ment has been received at the Colum- 
bia or the American offices. 

With each kit of tobacco was 
attached a postcard for the recipient 
tc acknowledge to the burlesque givers 
receipt of the gift. 



COHEN'S CLOSED. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Jan. 9. 

Cohen's theatre in this city will close 
Saturday through Cohen having lost 
in an action brought against the city 
to restrain it from closing the house, 
the city claiming the theatre violates 
a building ordinance, as the entrance 
interferes with a right of way. 

Cohen's is probably the most 
peculiarly constructed theatre in this 
country. Its building plan has been 
much commented upon by show people 
visiting litre. Luiraiice to. the house 
is obtained through a lobby trom the 
main street, which runs into the 
balcony. The theatre's auditorium is 
st ngnt angle to the lobby, aud to 
reach the orchestra it is necessary to 
descend a Might of stairs, with very 
few exits on the orchestra floor, that 
holds about *A) per cent, of the total 
capacity. 

Cohen's has been playing Columbia 
burlesque shows, splitting with 
Cohen's, NewDurgh. During the al- 
teration the Columbia attractions will 
appear at Poll's, Meriden, Conn., tne 
hrst half, and Newburgh the second 
half. 

ATLANTIC CITY PROFITABLE. 

Two burlesque shows have played 
the Apollo, Atlantic City, of late. Drew 
& Campbell's "Liberty Maids," Dec. 27- 
29, played to about $5U) profit in the 
severest weather that town has ex- 
perienced in years. 

Barney Gerard's "Follies of the Day" 
was at the Apollo the last hall of last 
week, aud with zero w-ather con- 
sidered the returns were satisfactory. 

The Apollo management, judging 
from the showing made mider adverse 
weather conditions, is of the belief bur- 
lesque there now and then will more 
than back up their judgment. 



MARGIE CATL1N GOES BACK. 

Margie Catlin, featured soubrette in 
the stuck at the Avenue, Detroit, for 
the past seven months, visited New 
York last week. 

There were immediate rumors she 
was to join the company at the Union 
Square and also to head an American 
Wheel show. Neither report was true. 
Miss Catlin is returning to Detroit to 
remain under the management of War- 
ren 13. Iron and Arthur Clamidge until 
r.ext September. 



PREPARING NEW SHOW. 

Harry Hastings is making show 
plans for the new season. He will have 
a new show for Dan Coleman, with 
the Hastings show. 

The Sheldon Burlesque Co., now 
operating "Some Babies," in which 
Hastings is financially interested, last 
week signed a contract with Harry 
Steppe (principal comedian with the 
burlesque stock at the Bronx theatre) 
to head a new production next fall. 
The "Some Babies" title may not be 
used next season. 

Stanley Dawson, formerly man- 
ager of the Al G. Fields minstrels, will 
next week assume the management 
of the Harry Hastings show, replac- 
ing Harry Nelms, who has been with 
Hastings for several seasons. 



RAILROAD ORDERS. 

William V. Kibbe, the District Pas- 
senger Solicitor of the Pennsylvania, 
has sent out the following: 

All agents must call at the Penn- 
sylvania office for transportation 
hereafter, owing to a new ruling 
prohibiting the railroad offices 
from delivering it. 

Kibbe also says there will be one 
60-foot baggage car for the company 
contingent on the car being available 
at the time of movement. There will 
be coach accommodations for members 
of the troupe. 



NEW ACTS. 

Nagel and Fletcher, two-man talking 
act. The former was of George Nagel 
and Company, while the latter was of 
Brown, Fletcher and Brown. Young 
and Wheeler in a piano anj violin turn. 
Both have previously been in legiti- 
mate (Jack Lewis). 

Helen and Milton Dill are to be fea- 
tured in Ben Bernard's and Fred Cod- 
dmgton's new act, entitled "A Kockey 
l'aas." Others in the cast are Harry 
Webster, lony Bocceli, bam Gold and 
Grace L. fcliien (Charles Wilshin). 

"biugic turns" are being trained for 
Jack Gardner, Arthur Lipaon and Lony 
Nace (the latier possessing a male 
baritone and hailing trom tne West). 
Jean Havez is supplying material tor 
all three. 

Florrie Millership, Al Gerard and Co. 
in "'Ihe Girl on tne Magazine," for- 
merly played in vaudevme by Miss 
Miuership and Fred bantley. Mr. 
Gerard was tormeriy ot Clark aud 
Gerard. 

'ine new Bothwell Browne, James 
Leonard act, presenting a traversty, 
entitled "Uroauway lamille," with 
another man and a woman, was tried 
out this week. 

Andre Grewze, the French comedi- 
enne, over here trom Paris but a short 
while, is now the "Hamilton" of Clark 
and Hamilton. 

Theodore Henkel, musician, assisted 
by Leona Gartiu, violinist, with scenic 
aud lighting etlects (Charles H. Last- 
wood;. 

"Ocean Bound," a girl act, with 10 
people, tour being principals. They are 
Helen Stanley, lorn Aiken, Carrie Wel- 
ler and Joe rhillips (D. B. Berg). 

John McGowan, Adelaide Ma»on and 
Helen Carter in a musical comedy 
called "Seven O'clock," Arthur Klein 
is producing. 

Swan ana Mack, two-act (men). The 
Mack is Charles Mack, oue at the 
Winter Garden, and before that of 
Swor and Mack 

Billy Newkirk with the Homer Sis- 
ters (trom "Watch Your Step"). New- 
kirk has been in revues in New York 
of late. 

Bert and Frank Leighton in new 
talking act, retaining black and white 
face style. 

Bessie Wynn arrived in New York 
and opens in vaudeville at Newark next 
week. 

"Over Here" is the new title for the 
Sam Shipman playlet, first called "Ex- 
emption." 

Cuney and Welch, two-act (men). 
The Curlcy is Pete Curley, formerly of 
burlesque. 

Jack Terry, Helen Sheffield and Co. 
in songs and talk. Mr. Terry lately 
returned from England. 

Margot Kelly (late of "Pierrot, the 
Prodigal") and Company in a panto- 
mime. 

Fenton and Green in a musical 
comedy, "Welcome In," with ten peo- 
ple. 

"The Honeymoon," by Aaron Hoff- 
man, with three people (Lewis & Gor- 
don). 

Joe Whitehead's sister has formed a 
vaudeville combination with a young 
man named Leighton. 

Laddie Alphie and Co., three people, 
in a dramatic sketch, "Over the Top." 
Frank L. Long and Joe Christie, two- 
act. 

"Hello People" with Tiny Turek and 
17 people (Billy Sharp). 

The Three Rounders from city 
cabarets. 

Gracie Emmett is re-entering vaude- 
ville as a monologist. 

"The World in Harmony," with five 
men and a special set (Bert Lamont). 
Harry and Sam Miller, song and 
dance two-act. 

Carter De Haven, with three people 
and some extras (.las. E. Plunkett). 
Blanche King and George Spink. 
Goldwin, I'at ten and Co., sketch. 
Al Tint, single. 

Billy Clifton and Mae Dae, two-act. 
Kelly and Boyd in a musical comedy, 
"The Keel Guys," with eight people. 



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No. 7 



The WhiU Rats won a suit brought 
by it against Pat Rooney to recover on 
a note given by Rooney in payment 
of life membership dues in the organi- 
zation. Rooney became a life member 
of the Rats at the request of Frank 
Fogarty when the latter was Big Chief. 
At the same time Henry Bergman, 
Bobby Higgins and Charlie King, also 
to oblige Fogarty, took out life mem- 
berships. Rooney had it expressly 
understood with Fogarty he joined 
only upon the proviso a "certain per- 
son" would never again become con- 
nected with the society. When this 
"certain person" afterward was allowed 
to interest himself in the Rats Rooney 
paid no further attention to the order, 
and thought his note for the dues was 
void under the circumstance. When 
the Rats had virtually passed away, 
with nothing but a remnant of officers 
left, the action was commenced. In 
the Municipal Court last week the court 
insisted Rooney name the "certain 
party," and Rooney mentioned Harry 
Mountford, who was in the courtroom. 
Judgment for $90 was given against the 
defendant. Mr. Rooney had another 
hard-luck judgment recently issued 
against him. On a disputed claim of a 
garage he handed his attorney the 
amount agreed upon in settlement. The 
next thing Rooney heard the attorney 
had left for parts unknown, and a judg- 
ment, which he paid the second time, 
was filed against him. 

Max Hoffmann and two other mem- 
bers of the Gertrude Hoffmann act, 
Flora La Fleur and Run Waldo, were 
taken in charge by the Morals Squad 
on the arrival of the Hoffmann special 
car in Omaha Dec. 23. The charge was 
they had liquor in their possession. 
Hoffmann had six pints of champagne 
and a bottle of martini cocktails, while 
Miss LaFleur had three pints of beer, 
and Waldo (who is a Hindu) had a 
bottle of gin. In the Municipal Court 
Miss LaFleur and Waljdo were fined 
$100 each. Two days later Max Hoff- 
mann was acquitted on the ground his 
private car was his home while travel- 
ing, and produced telegrams from Miss 
Hoffmann's physician in New York to 
substantiate his statement champagne 
was necessary to the health of the 
star. The court held Hoffmann's 
contention that the car was his home 
was in order, the judge, however, stat- 
ing he would not in the future accept 
a physician's prescription as an ex- 
cuse for bringing liquor into tne state. 
"Skeets" Gallagher, on the same train 
with the Hoffmanns, going to Omaha 
to visit his mother, carried six bottles 
cf assorted liquor, which he intended 
presenting to her as a gift. He was 
fined $100 for bringing it into the 
state. 



The Department of Justice was inter- 
viewed by Jack Henry over the phone 
last Saturday. Mr. Henry informed the 
department that the night before, 
while at the Star theatre, Harlem, he 
had questioned a foreigner, who was 
the only one in the audience not stand- 
ing up when "The Star Spangel Ban- 
ner" was played by the orchestra. 
Henry had the man taken out in the 
lobby of the theatre, when he queried 
him. The foreigner said he had been 
in this country eighteen months. His 



name was Joseph D.' Hornicksfeld, liv- 
ing at 88 East 106th street. It was too 
cold to remain in his room, the for- 
eigner stated, and he had gone to the 
Star to keep warm. Henry also stated 
the man' seemed intelligent. He was 
a machinist, but had not worked at his 
trade, and declined to explain his in- 
come. 

The severe weather proved a costly 
teacher to the O. J. Gude Sign Com- 
pany, which has numerous big adver- 
tising billboards around town. In all 
the z4-sheet or bigger stands along 
Broadway and elsewhere where sheet 
iron was used the zero weather cracked 
the pasted sheets in pieces. A force 
of men were assigned this week to the 
removal of the cracked paper and the 
painting of the signs with red lead, 
which will hold the signs during the 
frigidity. The Van Beuren Company 
seems to have escaped a big loss by 
having its stands painted at the time 
of their construction. 

The critics who attended the pre- 
miere of Laurette Taylor in "Happi- 
ness" at the Criterion last week were 
more or less startled when called upon 
to pay the war tax on their tickets. 
Instead of the seats being mailed them 
as usual they received letters, saying 
the tickets could be had by applying 
at the box office. When they did they 
were informed they would be expected 
to pay the tax. Several rebelled, 
among them Defoe of the "World" and 
Rathbun of the "Evening Sun." In 
each instance where an objection was 
voiced they were handed their seats 
without further controversy. 

Eerie Reynolds (Reynolds and Done- 
gan), the skater, has blossomed out as 
a song writer, having collaborated 



Mark Nelson, former stage manager 
cf Hammerstein's Victoria, is contest- 
ing the will of his aunt, who died a 
year ago at Atlantic City. A $40,000 
estate was left to the woman's nurse, 
and the natural heirs took the matter 
into the courts. The lower courts 
refused to admit evidence of undue in- 
fluence, but on appeal the case is more 
favorable to the heirs. 

M. H. Grossman of House, Grossman 
& Vorhaus has been appointed a city 
magistrate by Judge Hylan. The ap- 
pointment was at the suggestion of 
Governor Whitman and only lasts 30 
days. The salary is $7,000 annually. 
Permanent appointments are for ten 
years. Mr. Grossman's legal interests 
are worth considerably in excess of a 
magistrate's salary. 

Sam Bernstein has again taken over 
the Sunday concerts at the Olympic. 
Business had been considerably off, 
but last Sunday the takings jumped to 
$362, on the resumption of the Bern- 
stein bills. The Sunday previous the 
gross was $160. Bernstein is still hand- 
ling the Sunday shows at Miner's 
Bronx. 

Burr and Hope, English artists, have 
cabled their American representative, 
Jenie Jacobs, they must postpone their 
intended vaudeville tour over here, 
which was to have opened Feb. 4 in 
New York, owing to Miss Hope being 
unable to secure a passport to leave 
England. .England for a couple of 
years has been very strict about issu- 
ing passports to women. 

Byron Chandler was last week hailed 
to court by Wendell SchaefTer of Provi- 
dence on a suit brought about by the 
cancellation of an engagement of 



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with Vincent Bryan in the composing 
of "Jerusalem is Free." On the title 
page is the inscription "The cradle of 
religion and the birthplace of our laws 
is free." The number sells for 50 cents, 
and Reynolds and Bryan are 50-50 on 
it. The song puts Rensselear, Indiana, 
on the map. That village is credited 
as the place of publication. Reynolds 
and Donegan have a home there. 

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It has been reported in New York 
without any verification that Ben Tie- 
ber, of the Apollo, Vienna, Austria, 
died about three weeks ago. Mr. Tieber 
is about the best known of the Conti- 
nental variety managers. Foreign 
agents in New York City say they have 
heard the report, but have no further 
information. One or two expressed 
doubt regarding it. 

Jack Norworth made an appointment 
for a private showing at the Bijou of 
a new mind-reading act for Tuesday 
afternoon and promptly forgot all 
about it. After being made up and 
all set the act waited a-i hour and 
then phoned his office. Norworth re- 
plied that if it was a genuine mind- 
reading act they should have known 
he had forgotten the appointment. 

Mrs. Jule Delmar, wife of the U. B. O. 

boo?:«r, will hold her quarterly nature 
dance "recital" at Masonic Hall, New 
Rochelle, Monday. About 40 children, 
ranging in age from five to fourteen 
years, will perform. Mrs. Delmar has 
conducted a nature dancing clas3 for 
the past three years. No profit is 
derived from the receipts, all the 
revenue being expended in effects. 



Grace LaRue five or six years ago at 
Keith's, that city. Mr. Chandler at that 
time was Miss LaRue's manager, and 
the plaintiff is bringing judgment for 
damages sustained by the cancellation. 



John Mullen, of the Eltinge theatre, 
is one of the active promoters of the 
ball which the Broadway Karnival 
Krew is to hold at Webster Hall next 
Tuesday night. He promises a sensa- 
tion in the dance to be performed by 
"Little India" of the "Odds and Ends" 
show at 12:45. 



The Al Silver case comes up for trial 
Jan. 18, having been adjourned to that 
date, when the agent was first tried for 
operating an agency withouta license. 
Silver at present is under $500 bail, 
the prosecution to be continued by 
the new Commissioner of Licenses, 
John F. Gilchrist. 

Edward (Larry) Conroy, appearing 
with Harry Morey in 'The Punch," has 
started an action for damages for $1,000 
through his attorneys, Henry J. & 
Frederick Goldsmith, against Holbrook 
Cabot and Rollins Corp. for injuries 
sustained from one of their building 
constructions. 



For the firit time in her life, Mrs. 
Jere J. Cohan, mother of George Cohan, 
saw a dress rehearsal the night "prior' 
to the staging of Cohan's new revue. 
She was accompanied by her son. 



Billy McDermctt, the "tramp" mono- 
logist, has been restored to the routes 
of the United Booking Offices, and 
opened in Cleveland last week. 



"Leave It to Jane" is to remain at 
the Longacre indefinitely. Just when 
"notices" had been issued for the clos- 
ing of the New York engagement and 
the contemplated taking to the road 
outlined, business boomed perceptibly 
and its stay at the Longacre again 
extended. 

Julian Eltinge will play this and next 
week at the Palace, New York, to be 
followed by Theodore Kosloff in a new 
act perhaps for another two weeks, 
v/hen Annette Kellermann may open 
there in her new act. She is breaking 
it in this week at Poll's, Springfield, 
Mass. 

J. W. Donovan, vice-president of the 
Actors' International Union, is spoken 
of as the fifth deputy police commis- 
sioner, for duty in Brooklyn. The 
appointment will probably be made this 
week. He was formerly understudy 
for Chauncey Olcott. 

Lillian Shaw intends returning to 
vaudeville after an enforced lay-off of 
ten mouths. The comedienne has been 
suffering from a throat affection which 
would not respond to treatment. She 
is now preparing an act along the lines 
made familiar by her. 

An "Amen" dinner was jjiven Satur- 
day ni$ht at the Elks Club by the 
ftrofessionals of that lodge. Billy Sul- 
ivan superintended the dinner and 
John Buck furnished the entertainers. 

M. S. Benlbam arranged for 100 
sailors from the Pelham Bay training 
camp to visit the Alhambra Monday 
night and the Colonial Tuesday eve- 
ning as guests of the management. 

A fuse burned out at Fox's Bay 

Ridge, Brooklyn, Sunday, the house 
being dark from four to eight o'clock. 
The house runs a continuous policy 
Sundays. 

Lionel He in, brother to Silvio Hein, 
will be married Jan. 31 to Ruth 
Christie, formerly at the Winter Gar- 
den but shortly to enter pictures. 

During the absence of Jake Lubin, 
Loew's booking manager, on a vaca- 
tion. Sol Turek and Moe Schenck are 
attending the books. 

Claud Hagen has been appointed 
master mechanic for the Eltinge the- 
atre as well as the A. H. Woods' at- 
tractions. 

Martin Beck started west Sunday on- 
the 20th Century, riding into the snow 
storm. He intended going through the 
middle west. 



Melodrematic repertoire at the 
Comet, West New York, wouldn't pay 
after a few nights' experiment and the 
house will revert to pop vaudeville. 

Cecil Lean and Cleo Mayfield have 
been booked for the Orpheum Circuit, 
opening Jan. 14 at the Orpheum, St. 
Louis. 

Mme. Bernhardt will play Keith's, 
Philadelphia, Jan. 21, and the Mary- 
land, Baltimore, Jan. 28. 

Roger Gray joined the Poli stock 
in Washington this week, placed by 
Matt Grau. 



"Fifi," the Mexican dog belonging to 
Seymour's Happy Family, was stolen 
Dec. 14 in Chicago. 



Henry Jacobs (Jacobs & Jermon) 
has been ordered by his physician to 
Florida for a rest. 

Mr*. J. S. Brennan and Harry Plim- 
mcr arrived in San Francisco Jan. 8. 
aboard the "Ventura" from Australia. 









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Wilmos Weatony, who has reached 
the east, will appear at the Riverside. 
New York, Feb. 4. 



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PERFORMANCE LOST BY "EILEEN" 
TO TEST RAILROAD'S LIABILITY 

Question as to Responsibility of R. R. or Government. Show 

Had to Refund Through Lost Baggage Car. Road 

Might Plead Delay Up to McAdoo. 



Cincinnati, Jan. 9. 
Whether a railroad can now be made 
to pay for the loss of a night's busi- 
ness due to its failure to deliver scen- 
ery at a theatre in time for the even- 
ing performance, is a question that 
has been raised as a result of the non- 
appearance of the "Eileen" at the 

Lyric last Sunday night. 

Owing to traffic conditions the bag- 
gage car containing the scenery en 
route from Rochester, N. Y., was 

switched off at Springfield, O. The 
company was here on time to open, 
and a capacity audience was on hand 
to receive the players, but the scenery 
was not present. Manager Hubert 
Heuck, of the Lyric, gave the patrons 
the choice of having their tickets 
changed for another night or their 
money back, and many persons took 
advantage of the latter alternative. 

Attorneys say that if Heuck and the 
management of "Eileen" wanted to, 
they could not bring suit against the 
United States Government, and in the 
event the railroad were sued, it could 
plead in defense it was Director Gen- 
eral of Railroads McAdoo's fault. 



DRAMATIZING PHILLIPS' NOVEL 

"The Rise and Fall of Susan Lenox," 
the late David Graham Phillips' novel, 
will be dramatized by George V. 
Hobart. The Shuberts will make the 
Broadway production. 

Several film companies were bidding 
for it. 



PROHIBITIVE BUILDING. 

It is a reasonably safe assertion no 
new theatres will be built in New 
York until the present conditions 
have been removed. 

It is altogether impossible to secure 
steel or other construction materials 
under any sort of guarantee of 
delivery. 

The latest theatre to be completed, 
the Rivoli, encountered almost insur- 
mountable difficulties and had to go to 
all sorts of prohibitive expense in the 
matter of delivery. Much of its in- 
terior fittings came via express instead 
cf freight, and the organ traveled all 
the way from Boston in sections by 
motor trucks. These things and other 
"extras" brought the total cost of the 
house to something like $150,000 over 
the amount estimated. 

Henry Miller's theatre is almost com- 
pleted so far as the exterior work 
goes, but it is being held up through 
the non-delivery of mouldings and 
other inside fittings. Up to date the 
bouse has cost $150,000 above estimate, 
with probably another $25,000 to be 
added before finally completed. 

The Selwyns claim their new house 
will be ready in six weeks, but there 
are those who claim it cannot be 
gotten ready, through dearth of ma- 
terials, until next fall. 

Sol Bloom has made no progress 
with the construction of the two play- 
houses he announced, and even if he 
had ma'le all fin.Tnci.nl arrangements 
(which he hasn't) no contractor could 
he secured who would undertake the 
construction work with anv definite 
<iate guaranteed for completion. 

A similar situation exists with the 
Capitol, the 5200-seat picture house 
on Broadway, proposed by Messmore 
Kendall, who has at his command all 



the necessary funds, but hasn't been 
able to let a building contract. 

The Norworth and Vanderbilt the- 
atres on West 48th street are about 
completed, and will open in the near 
future. They barely got by before the 
practically prohibitive conditions, and 
then only with a strugggle. 



NEWARK SEWED UP. 

Newark, N. J., Jan. 9. 

An iron-clad booking agreement for 
this city between the Acme Amusement 
Co., Klaw & Erlanger and the Shuberts, 
which has nine years yet to run, pro- 
vides that all attractions of either 
faction playing here must be presented 
at the Broad street theatre, owned by 
the Acme. 

The agreement went into effect a 
little over a year ago, and the Acme 
people say all talk is futile of either 
of the syndicates attempting to locate 
elsewhere in Newark, pending the ex- 
piration of the contract it holds. 



TRYING ASHTON STEVENS 9 PLAT. 

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Los Angeles, Jan. 9. 

"Mary's Way Out" will be tried here 
Monday by Oliver Morosco. Bertha 
Mann is featured, supported by the Mor- 
osco ' stock. The play is by Ashton 
Stevens, the dramatic critic 

The play may be renamed "Mary." 

DALE'S SHOW OPENS. 

Baltimore, Tan. 9. 

Alan Dale's play, "The Madonna of 
the Future," opened at the Academy 
Monday. It seems practically ready 
for New York with the exception of 
the last act, rather lengthy. The play 
was produced by Oliver Morosco and 
is playing a Klaw & Erlanger house 
here, which is taken to indicate Mor- 
osco has swung to that side. 

'The Madonna of the Future" is to 
play a week in Philadelphia follow- 
ing the local engagement before taken 
to Broadway. 



NEW BILL AT COMEDY. 

This week the publicity department 
of the Washington Square Players sent 
out an announcement that a new bill 
of plays will be presented by the 
organization Jan. 21, this being the 
third bill of their subscription season 
at the Comedy. The bill will consist 
of "The Sand Bar Queen," by George 
Cronyn; "Suppressed Desires," by 
George Cram Cook and Susan Glas- 
pell, and "Pokey," a historical bur- 
lesque by Phillip Moeller; also a fourth 
play, as yet unnamed. 



ALICE NEILSEN SETTLES. 

According to accounts, Alice Neilsen 
has accepted $6,000 from Elliott, Corn- 
stock & Gest in settlement of her con- 
tract with the managers. It had 20 
weeks to run at $1,500 weejcly. Only 
a portion was played out in "Kitty 
Darlin'" in which Miss Neilsen starred 
for a few weeks. 



Edeton Trying Out "Love Forbidden." 

Robert Edeson will interrupt tem- 
porally his vaudeville tour to try cut, 
in Baltimore the week of Feb. 4, a new 
piece which he calls "Love Forbidden." 

It is the work of Jacques Renaud, 
originally played in Paris under the 
title "L'Amour Defendu." It is said to 
he a story of youth and love, in which 
some startling hygienic truths are in- 
terwoven. 



GALLI-CURCI'S REASONS. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

Amelita Galli-Curci, in a sensational 
interview, says her refusal to go to 
New York with Campanini is due to 
his taking advantage, claiming he 
signed her for $300 a performance, less 
than average mediocre opera talent 
draws, before she became famous, and 
then threatened to wreck her career 
by announcing she was discharged for 
lack of talent, after her huge hit in 
"Rigoletto," unless she agreed to con- 
tinue at $300. 

She says he had her "by the throat" 
and could have ruined her, so she was 
compelled to sign. She signed a three- 
year contract, thinking it was for— olTe 
year, because she cannot read English, 
says the diva. She now announces she 
is through with Campanini, contract 
or none. 



TREASURERS. 

Teddy Barter, formerly assistant 
treasurer of the Playhouse, is now 
attached to the McBride ticket forces. 

Monty Light, assistant treasurer 
of Astor, has retired from the office 
there and gone away for his health. 
A former Lyric theatre attache is 
assisting Abe Linder, the regular 
treasurer. 

Arthur Bramwell is now assistant 
treasurer of the Longacre. 

Josie Mahan, formerly of the 
Shubert offices, is assistant treasurer 
of the 48th Street. 

Harry Jacoby, formerly of the Lex- 
ington O. H. box office, later managing 
a house in Paterson, is now operating 
the lease, with a stock company in- 
stalled. 

Harvey Phillips, formerly of the 
Maxine Elliott and Comedy, is now 
treasurer at the Harris. 

John Ostrander, formerly treasurer 
of the Harris, will be treasurer of the 
Century under the new Comstock & 
Gest regime. 

M ir COMING IN. 

"Seventeen," the Booth Tarkington 
piece, will open at the Booth Jan. 31, 
succeeding The Masquerader." The 
latter, after playing the subway circuit 
and several weeks in the east, will 
leave for Australia for 16 weeks, start- 
ing late in the spring. The entire pro- 
duction with Guy Bates Post and 
several members of the present cast 
will make the trip. 

"Seventeen" was produced by Stew- 
art Walker last summer in Indian- 
apolis, where it started something by 
remaining two weeks. The play, with 
Gregory Kelly featured, has lately been 
in the Playhouse, Chicago, for a run. 



ENGLISH GRAND OPERA. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
The world's premiere of Arthur 
Nevr.'s new opera in English, "The 
Daughter ot the Forest," took place 
last week at the Auditorium. The 
libretto of the opera is by Randolph 
Hartley. It was accorded fair praise 
by the critics. 



FLORA MOORE PLACED. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
Flora Moore, the character woman, 
who was a notable stage figure 25 
years ago, has been placed with the 
"Oh, Johnny, Oh" show by Milo Ben- 
nett. 



STARRING AUDREY MAPLE. 

To star Audrey Maple is the project 
of Joe Weber, it is said, with the piece 
an English translation of the current 
musical play at the 86th Street German 
theatre. 



Collaborating in Dayton. 

Dayton, O., Jan. 9. 
Leon Berg, theatrical manager here, 
and Margaret Boston are collaborating 
on a musical piece they expect to pro- 
duce in Chicago next season. 

It is to be called "How Hearts Are 
Won." Miss Boston came here to 
write it. 



SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

The week including New Year's Eve 
and day was a humdinger for the the- 
atres. Maude Adams, at the Black- 
stone, did over $16,000— phenomenal 1 
"The Follies" got $27,450, all the house 
could hold at the prices. Jane Cowl 
in "Lilac Time," drew $15,300— huge ! 

'The Gypsy Trail," at the ever-win- 
ning Cort, is a trifle off, drawing great 
reports and not such great receipts. 
'The Passing Show" leaves in sorrow 
and in anger, having failed to stand 
up to anticipations, though the vaude- 
ville headliners and the girls, shiver- 
ing in their nudity along the runway, 
pulled big figures through the box 
office. 

The show-going spirit has returned 
to Chicago, and now it seems all up 
to the weather, which has wavered be- 
tween terrible and awful. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Jan. 9. 

Evelyn Vaughan in "Cheating Cheat- 
ers" is the current stock attraction at 
the Alcazar, getting away to a good 
start with two good houses Sunday 
but failing to hold up. 

"Fair and Warmer" in its initial 
week at the Cort is drawing fair at- 
tendance. 

'Turn to the Right" is showing heavy 
box office results at the Columbia in 
its second week. 

The Savoy, previously known as - 
"dead" house, is drawing nicely, with 
the Will King Musical Comedy Co. 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 9. 

"Pom P?m" did a record business for 
this dull season at the Mason. The week 
topped $5,000. 

"The Bird of Paradise," on its sixth 
visit here, is doing a small but profitable 
business, as the company is inexpensive. 

SHOWS OPENING. 

"Some Daddy" will have its premiere 
in Atlantic City Jan. 10. Arthur J. 
Levy is handling the advance and man- 
agement of the show. The K. & E. 
offices are booking the show until it 
reaches Broadway. No changes have 
been made in the original cast engaged 
by Alex Leftwich, who is sponsoring 
the new production. 

"Princess Pat," reorganized, started 
in York, Pa., with Fred Lorraine in 
advance. 

A new route has been given "The 
Man Who Came Back," with George 
Roberts now handling the advance. 

SHOWS CLOSING. 

The western "Miss Springtime" 
closes next week at Omaha. 

"Ben Hur" did $16,000 last week 
playing in the south around Memphis. 
It closes next week in St. Louis, with 
the reason assigned as transportation. 

"The Only Girl," which Ike Rose had 
out for 16 weeks, playing through 
Canada a part of the time, closed last 
week in Grand Rapids, with Rose 
$4,000 net loser on the trip. The show 
carried 20 people. 

"Pals First," with Tim Murphy star- 
ring, has closed. 

The Grace George comnany is back 
from its brief tour with the new Hat- 
ton play, "The Indestructible Wife." 
Up to Wednesday William A. Brady 
had made no plans as to her next 
appearance in New York. Anyway the 
company is laying off this week, with 
each member in readiness for an emer- 
gency call. 



NEWARK ORPHEUM CLOSED. 

The Orpheum, Newark, was closed 
Thursday last and the company tem- 
porarily disbanded. Business has been 
off and recently the management was 
sued for royalties on "Broadway and 
Buttermilk." Early this season the 
Orpheum was under the management 
of Jay Packard, but he withdrew, and 
lately the house is said to have been 
controlled by politicians who plan the 
resumption of stock late this month. 



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GROSS BIGGER AT $1 .50 TOP 
IS "GYPSY TRAIL" DISCOVERY 

Plymouth Pulls Larger Receipts on Nights When Lower Scale 

Is in Effect. Agencies Welcome Hopkins 9 Sales Plan. 

Eliminates Gamble for Them. 



"Gypsy Trail," at the Plymouth, the 
first legitimate Broadway attraction to 
radically reduce its $2 price list, has 
discovered the change in rates to $1.50 
for the first three nights has brought 
more money to the box office on any 
one than the theatre has played to 
Thursday or Friday, when the regular 
scale of $2 prevails. 

The orchestra of the Plymouth for 
the first half of the week sells all 
but four rear rows at $1.50, the rear 
row seats being held at $1. 

None of the seats for the Plymouth 
has been sold to any ticket agency on 
an understanding, although the specu- 
lators wanted to handle them in the 
customary manner. It is said the specs 
rather relish the plan, saying that if 
the box office is conducted properly 
they are not called upon to make 
"buys," with a consequent elimination 
of the gamble which comes to them 
with an overload of coupons for any 
attraction. Now the agencies pur- 
chase of the Plymouth box office what 
they think they can dispose of, and, 
1 aving no return privilege, are always 
running short. 

Arthur Hopkins, who inaugurated the 
scheme for his play at the Plymouth, 
wanted the same plan in effect at the 
Cort. Chicago, where the other "Gypsy 
Trail" company is now playing, but 
the Cort theatre management pleaded 
the house was too small in capacity 
to permit of a reduced scale. 



MORRIS MANAGING "JOT." 

"The Land of Joy," when moving 
into the Knickerbocker (from the 
Park) next Monday, will be under the 
management of William Morris. 

The show has rented the theatre 
for two weeks, with an option for 
further time, and will play at the 
Knickerbocker to a $2 scale. 

After leaving it will go on tour, 
directed by Morris. 

"Seven Days' Leave," opening at the 
Park Monday, is an English production 
Americanized. The cast will include 
35 infantrymen and t lie same number 
of marines, drilled by two captains 
from the 71st Regiment. Robert 
Campbell is manager of the produc- 
tion, and the show will run at a $1.50 
top. 



SHOWS SHIFTING 

A number of shifts are due on the 
Broadway show map in spite of the re- 
cent arrival of many new plays, several 
already scheduled to move out. 

"Yes or No" moves to the Longacre 
Jan. 21. succeeding "Leave It To Jane," 
but there was no attraction chosen for the 
48th Street by the middle of this week. 

"Billeted." the Margaret Anglin piece, 
leaves the Playhouse for the Fulton Mon- 
day replacing "\Vnr<ls and Music.'' The 
latter show may find another berth in the 
city next week, later being sent on the 
road by Hitchcock & Goet/. Eugene Wal- 
ter's "Assassin" ("Heritage") will open at 
the Playhouse Monday. This hooking 
was Oiled whon it w a-? f ■imtv.1 necessary 
to m;i^cM changes in "The Indestruct- 
ible Wife." in which Grace George was 
to star. Miss George will not be in the 
cast. "The Land of Joy" goes to the 
Knickerbocker Monday for two weeks, 
succeeded at that tinie hv "Josephine," 
which will star Arnold Daly. 



William Faversham's revival of "Lord 
and Lady Algy" will leave the Broad- 
hurst Jan. 24 although it has drawn good 
business. This move was arranged some 
time ago and out of town bookings pre- 
vent a longer stay. It will be succeeded 
Jan. 26 by Oliver Morosco's new comedy, 
"A Madonna of the Future/' the Alan 
Dale piece. 

The Selwyns are seeking an attraction 
for the Harris to succeed "A Naughty 
Wife," which goes on tour shortly. No 
show had been favorably viewed up to 
this week. 



SHUBERTS TAKE THE TWO. 

The Shuberts are taking over 
"Follow the Girl" and "Words and 
Music," both Hitchcock & Goctz pro- 
ductions. The former was produced 
and closed in Philadelphia last week, 
and pronounced as a possibility with 
fixing. It will be remade while lay- 
ing off. 

"Words and Music" doses at the 
Fulton Saturday to make room for 
Margaret Anglin (who moves over 
from the Playhouse). "Words and 
Music" is to be revamped and recast 
and then sent to Chicago. The 
majority of those appearing in the 
show have guarantees for eight weeks. 



ANOTHER "CUT RATE" PLAN. 

The Pamphilian Drama League, 
which "seeks to stimulate a deeper in- 
terest in good drama and music to the 
end that there will be closer co-opera- 
tion between, the producer and the 
public," is distributing special rate 
tickets for the Monday, Tuesday and 
Wednesday night performances of "Yes 
or No," at the 48th Street theatre. 

With one of the League's cards the 
bearer is entitled to seats at half price. 



ZIEGFELD'S 9 P. M. SHOW. 

Florenz Zeigfeld is planning a 9 p. m. 
show, to open at the Amsterdam Roof, 
where his series o f "Midnight Frolics" 
have held forth for several years. 

The 1 a. m. closing put something 
of a dent in the business from a cater- 
ing standpoint, and it is believed an 
earlier start will get the house a 
tegular play from the late diners. 



WEIL MANAGING DALY. 

Edwin A. Weil has assumed the man- 
agement of Arnold Daly, and will pre- 
sent him in a comedy-drama by Her- 
man Bahr, entitled "Josephine." 

Virginia Harned will be featured in 
the title role. It marks her return to 
the stage after a number of years. 
Daly will play Napoleon. 

Others in the cast will be Harry 
Mestayer, Arthur Forrest, Hubert Wil- 
kie, Ann Andrews, Marion Ballou, 
Aimee Dalmores. 

The play opens in Atlantic City Jan. 
24 and comes to New York the fol- 
lowing week. 



REHEARSING AND PLAYING. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
During her engagement at Powers 
Ruth Chatterton is rehearsing the new 
piece in which she is scheduled to open 
the new Henry Miller theatre in New 
York about Washington's Birthday. 



New Plays Postponed Until Spring. 

Winchell Smith is keeping his two 
"Turn to the Right" companies going, 
and has postponed until the spring his 
contemplated production of five new 
plays. 



JOLSON-SHUBERT NOT YET. 

There is a story around mentioning 
All Jolson, Jake Shubeit and Jack 
Huffman, who were together the other 
afternoon in Shubert's office, when 
Shubert asked Tolson if it were true 
he had received an offer from Alfred 
Butt in London to appear for Butt in 
a production over there. 

Jolson is said to have replied by 
handing Shubert a cable from Butt, 
which Shubert read aloud. It said Butt 
would like Jolson, and understod he 
was at liberty, having had a difference 
with the Shuberts. 

"Ohl" remarked Huffman, "Butt is 
a bit ahead. That scrap is for next 
week." 

The Jolson new show for the Winter 
Garden is in rehearsal, with Mr. Huff- 
man directing. The "Sinbad" piece may 
open Feb. 14 in New York, or before 
that date. Grace Washburn, Hazel 
Cox, Edgar Atchison Ely, Kitty Doner 
and Mabel Withee are in the cast, in 
addition to others previously reported. 

CHICAGO'S "STORE" AGENCY. 

Chicago. Jan. 9. 

Ernie Young, the hustling ticket 
broker, has leased a store at 53 West 
Randolph street, and will arrange it 
for his main place of business, retain- 
ing his other agencies as branches. 

It is to be fitted with mahogany walls 
and brass railed windows, resembling 
a bank. It will be opposite the new 
Alwoods theatre, on the block which 
is the heart of the Chicago "rialto," 
and will be tr.e only store or main 
floor frontage in Chicago devoted to 
this industry. 

$1,000,000 FOR "EXPERIENCE." 

Arthur Miller wired Morris Gest 
last week, stating he had just finished 
counting $1,000,000 in receipts with the 
"Experience" company he has been 
with for the past three years. 

This recalled that "Experience'* 
attracted $16 gross at its first matinee 
at the Booth, New York, and the same 
evening played to $111 gross. 

SHOW PLAYED IN STREET CLOTHES 

Chicago. Jan. 9. 

"Peg O' My Heart." coming into the 
Imperial Monday, lost its scenery and 
trunks through the storm and played 
the opening performances with stock 
sets and street clothes. 

"Mutt and Jeff" missed the opening 
day's matinee at St. Louis, and "The 
Good-For-Nothing Husband" likewise 
suffered in Minneapolis. 



"WIDOW" NOT SETTLED. 

The deal for the transfer of 'The 
Grass Widow" to Arthur Hammer- 
stein had not been completed up to 
Wednesday, all statements to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. 

The Chicago broker who originally 
backed the production called on Ham- 
merstein that day and when he read 
the contract actually fainted. 

Afterwards it was said it wasn't the 
contract but an attack of indigestion. 



KRUEGER DISAPPEARS. 

Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Tan. 9. 

Michael P. Krueger, conducting a 
stock company at the Nesbit theatre 
for the past thr**e years, suddenly dis- 
appeared Tuesday morning and no 
trace can be found. 

Krueger rehearsed the company the 
night previous and before leaving paid 
all artists, stage hands and musicians. 



LATE BUT GOOD. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

"The Very Idea" coming from Pitts- 
burg, arrived here three hours late 
last Monday, being delavcd by a storm. 
The curtain arose at 9.15. 

The show scored an instantaneous 
hit. 



Ml 



•FOUR QUEENS" OFF. 

The H. H. Frazee production, entitled 
"Four Queens," was called off Monday. 
No reason was forthcoming to those 
engaged for the production. 



FIELDS SUING. 

Max Steucr has been retained by 
Lew Fields to commence an action 
against the Century Amusement Cor- 
poration to recover the balance due 
alleged by Fields upon his contract 
with that corporation, under which he 
opened and played nine weeks with 
"Miss 1917," closing last Saturday. 

Fields' contract called for thirty con- 
secutive weeks, play or pay, at $1,750 
weekly. While there is a receivership 
now in control of the Century Cor- 
poration's affairs, it is said Mr. Steurer 
may attempt to fasten liability upon 
the directors of the New Theatre Com- 
pany, which built the Century and 
leased it to the corporation, which 
handled "The Century Girl" and "Miss 
1917," the two Dillingham-Ziegfeld pro- 
ductions in that house. 



PASSED UP A HIT. 

Now that "Why Marry" has settled 
down as one of the hits of the season at 
the Astor there are a number of wails 
arising from managers who had a chance 
to produce the play but passed it up. The 
play is by Tesse Lynch Williams, who 
wrote it in 1913 and it was published as 
a play by Scribncr's in 1914 under the 
title of "And So They Were Married." 

During the succeeding years it was in 
the offices of George C. Tyler, Charles 
Frohman and Arthur Hopkins as well as 
the Selwyns, but none wished to make a 
production of it. Finally Roi Cooper 
Megrne, who had great faith in the piece, 
persuaded the Selwyns to stage it and it 
finally saw the light and scored. 



MOROSCO'S CORT, CHICAGO. 

It is vaguely stated that the Cort 
theatre, Chicago, has been passed to 
Oliver Morosco, who will take posses- 
sion with the opening of next season, 
probably installing there as the first 
Morosco atraction his production of 
"Lombardi, Ltd," now playing at the 
Morosco in New York. 

That piece is to go to the Coast after 
the local run and will stop off in Chi- 
cago on its return. 

It is reported Harry H. Frazee has 
confessed the Cort will be under the 
Morosco management next season. 



ROCK-WHITE SHOW. 

A play written by Paul Potter is 
reported having been accepted by Rock 
and White, with Walter Jordan of 
Sanger & Jordan to finance the pro- 
duction. 

The Potter play will permit Frances 
White to appear in each f the three 
acts, when she will sing one song to 
an act. 

This play is expected to be presented 
before the commencement of the 
agreement Rock and White hold with 
Comstock & Gest for an appearance 
under the firm's management. 

MANN-BERNARD WAR PLAY. 

A war play of German-American 
tendencies, written by Samuel Ship- 
man, may be co-starred in by Louis 
Mann and Sam Bernard, if the two 
players can reach an agreement. 

The piece calls for but four char- 
acters. It is said A. H. Woods has 
expressed a desire to produce the 
piece with the Mann-Bernard com- 
bination. 



BRINGING BACK "JOHN O'BRIEN." 

Cohan & Harris are considering the 
possibility of reproducing "ilonest 
John O'hrien." the piece in which 
Robert Hilliard took part for a short 
season. 

If the firm goes through with the 
plan Chaunccy Olcott will be starred. 



"OH, L.dy" for a full week. 

Wilmington. Del., Jan. 9. 
Elliott. ComMock 8c Gest will pre- 
sent "Oh Ladv Lady" at the Playhouse 
next week, the full week engagement 
being untiMial for this city. The Oiow 
will onen in New York at the Princess 
Jan. 21, that house now being dark. 



14 



LEGITIMATE. 



NEWS FROM THE DAILIES 




(Below is news matter not collected by Vaiisty but rewritten m 
condensed form from the items relating to theatricals appearing in the 
New York daily newspapers between the dates of Vaiiity's weekly 
issues.) 



Marcus R. Mayer. In Pellevue Hospital el oca 
Dec. 31. Is slowly recovering. 

Irving Cobb bas been appointed colonel oa 
tba staff or Gov. A. O. Stanley of Kentucky. 

Julian Eltlnge'a "The Fascinating Widow" 
Is to be revived with Hal Ruaaell In tba title 
role. 

The Orpheum. Newark, closed until fuel 
conditions became normal. 

The opening of "Seven Days* Leave" at tba 
Park bait been postponed until Jan. 17. 

Puller Davenport's four-act play. "Keeping 
Up Appearances." will be revived at tba 
Bramball Playbouae. starting Jan. 15. 

"The Mo«nuereders" will end Its engage- 
ment at die ninth. Jan. W : followed by 
Booth Tarklnglon'e "Seventeen." 



Jan. 2* hne been decided upon aa tba 
dnte for I he opening of the Norworth. when 
"NIc Naca or Now" will have Us premiere. 

It la rumored aevernl big theatres are soon 
to change their policy to one of musical 
atock production at the top price or $1. 

The second bill of the ecssnn waa pre* 
eenied at the Greenwich Village theatre) 
Jan. 7. 



Mme. Bernhardt has been advised by her 
physician to postpone her trip to Cuba until 
next month. 



The Theatre dn Vleux Colombler has ended 
Its first month at the former Garrlck; change 
of program will follow. 

Pllly Sunday waa sued for $100,000 as dam- 
ages In s crt*e filed In Indianapolis by 8ldney 
C. Tapp. author of books on the Dlble, who 
chargea Sunday with plagiarism. 



Theatrical and picture stars belonging to 
the Proadway Karnival Krrw. will hold a 
ball, to be known aa "an Intimate mask frolic," 
In Greenwich Village. Jan. 10. 



William Post has been engaged by Anna 
Held to Mage the revlaed version of "Follow 
Me." which will have Its premiere on the 
Coast. 



Junior Aid Players will present "A Pach- 
elor's Romance" for the aid of the charity 
work of the Lutheran Hospital, at the Hotel 
Plaza, Jan. 8 and 10. 



Frankle Rallev Is now an employe of the 
Government, m-lth a desk at the Penn Ter- 
minal branch of the New York poal office, aa 
a war substitute. 



Obernmmergau. T'pper Davarta. noted for 
the "Passion Play." waa the «rene of a seri- 
ous earthquake recently, which almoat de- 
stroyed the place. 



Samuel !?. Melnhnld. of the Loew circuit, 
la«t week wan ordered by the Court to pay 
bis wife t'l" alimony, pending trial of action 
for a legal separation. 



Norworth and Shannon have Incorporated 
to own and leaae theatres and produce plavs. 
Capital. $.vm. Directors: lack Norworth, Sam 
Shannon and D. D. Deutach. 



Rerular knitting matinees have been estab- 
lished at the Fulton. Needles are furnished 
free on condition the work done In the theatre 
Is given to the Red Cross. 



Plvle Clrard. Inte of the Hip. has been 
engared by A Inert de Courvllle for the ly>n- 
don Hlppofirome review, which opens the last 
of tbis month. 



No road shows will he allowed to leave New 
York until the ennl eonreatlon la cleared up. 
occ>rdlng to the railway administration In 
Washington. 



Fire destroyed the H'-e-atnry brick hulldlng 
at 44th Ft. and Twelfth Ave., Jan. 7: occu- 
pied hy the Char1«>« Frohmnn Co. a« a atorage 
warehouse for scenery. Damage about $100.- 
000. 



At the termination of "Lord and Lady Algy" 
at the nrnn<1hur*t. .Inn. L»fl. Maxlne Elliott 
wMl tour with the company and return to 
pplelum In the early uprlng to resume her 
v»-orW for w-iurdod an'.d'ers. 



Certificates of dl**niiillon have been filed 
by F. F. Praetor for fn M r of bin tbentre com- 
panion In Now York City. Tliey Include the 
Fir»h Ave.. i:K»th St., 2:id St. and the 58th St. 
houses. 



Brewer De Foe. wife of Louis V. Da Foe, 
dramatic critic of "The World." 



Margaret Anglln. In "Dllleted." at the Play- 
house, during the temporary absence of Grace 
George from New York, will continue her 
season In "Dllleted" at another theatre be- 
ginning Jan. 14. 



"A Second Look." a comedy In three acta, 
will have Its Initial performance In this coun- 
try at the first of a series of matinees to be 
given by the American Academy of Dramatlo 
Art this afternoon (Friday). 



Lauretta Taylor and a number of other 
prominent professions Is took psrt In the MCiih 
anniversary celebration of the birth of Joan 
of Arc. which was held with a special pro- 
gram In St. Francis Xavler's College theatre. 
Weal 10th atreet, 8unday night. 



Events In American history from the army 
of George Washington to the raising of tba 
national army at the present time were shown 
In a pageant at the Waldorf last week : the 
proceeds went for tobacco for the aoldlora at 
the front. 



Mra. Gertrude Ilulllnger, known on the 
atnge aa Gertrude llondhill. was granted a 
divorce from Floyd C. Ilulllnger. In Cincin- 
nati. Jan. 71. The ground* were neglect of 
home and falling to provide properly for 
his wife. 



The east for "Seven Daya* Leave." which 
will open at the Park Jan. 17. will Include 
William J. Kelly. Frederic Perry. II. Conner 
Cllffe. Percy Amea. Gnlway Herbert, Elisa- 
beth Rl«den. Miriam Collins, Evelyn Vardon, 
Alice Del more. 



The Criterion Production Co. has been 
formed, to eoulp and maintain theatres, and 
to produce theatrical, musical snd motion pic- 
ture attraction*, with a capital of f-l.tmn. The 
directors are Sidney Roeenfeld, William Rosen - 
bach and Elsie Rosenbach, 438 Eaat llGlb St., 
New York City. 

Mme. Frances A Ida of the Metropolitan 
opera, with a chorus of 1.000 negro soldiers, 
will alng Southern melodies at the Manhattan 
opera bouae. Jan. 20, the proceed a for the 
fund to complete the regimental auditorium 
at Yaphank, L. I. The men have been ee- 
lected from the 907th Inf. 



Recclvere were appointed Jan. 8 to take 
charge of the Century Amusement Corp., 
operating the Century for the last two years. 
The application was made In a creditor's 
equity suit brought by Flore Revs ilea. Judge 
Mantnn appointed Frederick G. Lathem and 
Andrew F. Sullivan to take over the com- 
pany. 

Vlrtlnla Hamed will return to the stage 
to play the title role In "Joaephlne." while 
Arnold Daly will be seen aa Napoleon. Other 
members of the cast will be Arthur Forrest, 
Harry M?etayer. Hubert Wllkle. Paul Irving, 
Ann Andrews. Almle Dalmores and Marlon 
Pallou. Tbe production will open In Atlnnlio 
City Jan. 17 and New York the followlug 
week. 



Tbe following have been appointed man- 
agers of Liberty theatrea at various training 
camps: E. A. Draden. Camp Lew I a. Tacoma ; 
W. O. Wheeler. Camp Gordon, Atlanta. Ga. ; 
Charlea E. Parton. Camp Meade. Md. ; George 
H. Miller. Comp Fpton. L. I. : E. W. Fuller, 
Camp Cuater, Rattle Creek. Mich. ; Harry Clay 
Rlaney. Camp Merrltt, Tennfly. N. J.: H. II. 
Wlnchel. Camp Pike, Little Rock. Ark., and 
Maurice Greet. Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass. 

Secretary of War Paker announcea the ap- 
pointment of the Military Entertainment Coun- 
cil, under the Commission of Training Cnmp 
Activities. The members are: James Citizens, 
chairman. Detroit: Aaa G. Candler. Atlanta; 
Mra. Joslah E. Cowlea. Los Angeles: W. R. 
Dawe«. Chicago: James A. Flahertv. Phila- 
delphia: Dr. Frank W. Gun«aulua. Chicago; 
Myron T. Herrlck. Cleveland: Malor Henry 
Lee Hleglnson. Boston : Otto H. Knhn. New 
York City: Mrs. Howard 11. Spouldlng, Jr., 
Chicago, and F. W. Woolworth, New York 
City. 



"The Weaker One." which David Delaaco 
will produce Tor the MIIMIa of Morcv bene- 
3t for free wool, waa written by Mrs. JSthellya 



The following from Greater New York were 
among those appointed for commissions In the 
Officers' Reserve Corps without Immediate as- 
signment . : J. W. Carpenter. fi."» Broadway: W. 
L. Robinson. Flushing. L. I.; Le Roy Rlch- 
ard««, fV Nassau St.; W. H. Wm*. Jr.. 1<»«1 
Pergen St.. Brooklyn: W. R. Wlnana. ST.0 St. 
Jnhna PI.. Brooklyn : G. W. Mitchell. 2.V) W. 
104th St.: Pnrton Hall. fTJ.'l West End Ave.; 
W. R. Wright, 4.Vi Riverside Dr. : G. M. 
Pprowls. Ktt W. 04th St. : F. 8. Nea. 12.T W. 
01th St.: William Zelgler. .Tr.. r>27 Fifth Ave.; 
A. D. Alexander. St. Nicholns PI.: l^iwell 
Maaon. 207 W. Mth St. ; R. J. Randolph, M 
w . «>th St., and A. A. Kaufman, WO W. 
143d SL 



CRITICISM. 



LA NOUVEI.LE I DOLE. 

A drama In three acta, by Francois da 
Cure), at the Theatre du Vleu Colombler 
Jan. 8. 

The play lacka most of tbe familiar In- 
gredients of tbe typical Doul.-vord success, 
and that Is one of Its welcome virtues, 
though a negative one.— Time*. 



JUDGMENTS. 



Judgments filed In the County Clerk's office. 
The find name Is Ihst of the Judgment debtor, 
tbe second the lodgment creditor, and the 
amount of Judgment. 

Henry Janet— Thanhouser Film Corp., 
$1 l!i.:«. 

C. C. Wllkenlng. Inc.— E. O. Droenlnman, 
SJttSl .'7. 

Harry L. Relchenbach— A. II. Jacobs, 
$122.70. 

Commercial Motion Picture Co., Inc. — 
Travelers Ina. Co.. $40.20. 

Pavld KeaHer— I. Schwart*. 1120 10. 

Robert Emmet Keane and Muriel W. Kaana 
— S. M. Tracy, $270.70. 

SATISFIED JUDGMENTS. 

Arthur D. Jacobs— Greater N. Y. Film 
Rental Co.. f70..«tn (Jan. 24/00). 

George V. flohert— Theatrical Producing Co., 
$3,732.02 (May 18/10). 

JUDGMENTS REVERSED. 
L. Lawrence Weber — Columbia Amua. Co., 
$139 (Oct. 13/13). 

BANKRUPTCY PETITIONS. 
Century Amusement Corp., Central Park 
West 



A LITTLE GIRL IN A BIG CITY. 

Laura Nelson, girl Grace Plsbop 

M area ret. arruhwoman Raehelle Renard 

Genevieve Dranacomb. Margaret's slater. 

Pearl Ford 
Horace Thompson, merehant. . Add. 0. Thatcher 
Richard Wata^n. floorwalker. Anthony Purger 

Erk Jones, cuntrv boy Lyle Harvey 

O'Connor, landlord Ins. R. Field 

Mnlllgnn. pollcemsn Chaa. Newman 

PHI. deckhand Patrick OPrien 

Ed. .Tame*, officer Ray Owena 

The t,e*lneton la housing this week. "A 
little Girl In a Pig Cl»y." n "ntay of New 
York life." by Jsme* Kvrke McCurdy. um'*»r 
the management of Arthur C Alston, on the 
International Circuit. The proeram states the 
piece Is on Its third annual t^ur. and as Mr. 
Alston Is an old-time shownman. not In the 
bu«'r.e«a f*r hi- Va''h. It Is • sn'e n«aumn- 
tlon the plnv la making mon«*v. This I* fur- 
ther b^rhe out by the fsct that the author, 
Mr. VeCnrdv. who was character man with 
the x Thanhouser Stock Co. In Milwaukee a 
down or so veara aro. baa sine* then hern 
stsrrlng In "The Old Clothes Msn" and writ- 
ten a number of other popular-priced plavs 
that have survived reason arter season, would 
not have sunntled Mr. Alston with a melo- 
drama thst hsd no popnlnr appeal. Even I? 
he had. Alston would n^t have produced It If 
he didn't feel It had the e«a"ntlnl |neredlen»s. 

Judging hv the reception Mondav night, the 
piece Is "there." To he stire there Is the 
clearette-sm«klng villain — thuieh without a 
moustache — the adventuress who fol«ts un^n 
the rleh man a dnnehfer. claiming he Is the 
glrl'a father: the Innocent elrl who cornea »o 
the eltv In search of emnlovment and who 
c«mea very near being lur^d Into white slav- 
ery fahe hart a locWet by which her r»«al 
mother can Identify h«»r at the c1o*» of the 
third acO : a poor, hut honest, mother: n 
"hnoh" lorpr from her home town, and so on. 
AH of which l« nlavod up aensi'lonnllv with 
effert!'-«» paner which read^ : "White slavers 
exposed! All their depraved, rtealrn'ng. dare- 
devil de^tlcableness and crafty cunning laid 
bor«\" etc. 

Vnu know Instsntlv the heroine Is about to 
enter when you ho«r the mu"lc cue. and 
everv time ahe talks there Is aoft. soulful 
mtt«lc. To he sure. th<rp l« al«o the skinflint 
Irlah "gimme me root" landlord, who turne 
out to have a good heart. 

Th«» poor, but hone«t. arruhwoman has «uch 
spreche* as: "T have a danehter somewhore 
and yotir aw<>et face remlnda me of her." 
There can then he no farther donht that In 
the end the innocent rlrl will discover the 
poor acruhladv Is her bona flde mother and 
not the nd'Tnturoa«» who trlon to foist h«r 
unori the rich man as their child. Tn«Me the 
locket the real mother ha» plneed on«»-hnlf of 
a piece of ver«e taken from the old song, 
"Some Day" ahe retaining the other half for 
Just «uch an emergency aa meetlna the child 
In Inter years. Tt reM*: "it mav not be tl.l 
yeara have pnsucd. Till eyes sre dim and 
tresses gray. The World Is wide and h «'e at 
last. Our hands and hearts shall meet some 

"A Little c.lr! In n Pig City" \n a genuine, 
old-fashioned melodrama, plentifully Inter- 
spersed with sure-flre comedv. the kind at 
the old Windsor on the Powery. Tt Is punc- 
tured with "aslrtea." soliloquies. monolog«. etc., 
but, sizing It up from the way the audience 
accepted It. there Is evidently a d*«lr»» on the 
part of a certain class of theatregoers for Ihla 
aort of thing. Therefore, just so lone aa the- 
atre pntronp are content with plays that have 
a third-act curtain that rends: "Who can 
prove that 1 am m<t the mother of this girl — 
I can" (certain applause at the denouement 
of the adventuress). Just so long will man- 
overs supply us —some of us snvwav — with 
playa like "A Little Girl In a Dig City " 

Jolo. 



HAPPINESS. 

Phillip Chnndoe O. P. Haggle 

Fermoy Mact»onagh I. M. Kerrigan 

John Boowcroft Hubert Druce 

Walter Andrew Stiles 

A Boy Maater Warner Anderson 

Mrs. Chrystal-Pole Violet Kemble Cooper 

Miss Perkins Lynn Font a one 

Mrs. Wreay ..Catherine Proctor 

A Girl Dorothea Camden 

An Assistant Edna Jane Hill 

An Applicant Dorothy Dunn 

Jenny Laurette Taylor 

"Happiness," by J. Hartley Mannera, la an- 
other of the author-husband 'a attempts to fit 
his better half with a etarrlng vehicle aa 
successfully aa tbe famoua "Peg o' My Heart." 
Whether that Taylor-Manners phenomenal hit 
will ever be duplicaed by them Is an open 

question, but certain It Is that while Mr. Man- 
ners may furnish Mls» Taylor with a higher 
grade of vehicle be will never supply her with 
oo big a financial success as long ss be ad- 
heres to bis "New Thought" themes around 
which he has m-rlttcn the last three or four 
plsys for bis wife. These things ore all very 
nice and display a laudable desire to con- 
tribute the "finer" things to the stage, but It 
Is the elemental thlnga that reap the ahekela 
In more lucrative quantities. 

In "Happiness" the author bss attempted to 
combine the smsrt repartee- gifted Peg with a 
aort of Macterllnck'a "Dluehlrd." In this In- 
stance "Peg" Is called "Jenny." and Instead 
of It being children seeking happiness It Is a 
couple of blase grown-up* — a man and woman 
— who hoye about arrived at the conclusion 
that life hasn't another thrill to offer either 
of them. 

At this Juncture enter Jenny (Miss Taylor), 
messenger girl for a Fifth Avenue modiste, 
delivering a gown to the tired noclety woman 
full of life and the Joy of ambition In the 
face of what would he to the ordinary mortal 
practically Insurmountable barrlera to succe«e 
and happiness In life. She Is the «ame 
Laurette Taylor, with the seml-nnaal Taylor 
tonntions. the little pathetic break In her 
voice which la so compelling and which prob- 
ably did more to eato6..sh Maude Adams aa 
a populnr favorite than anything else. It la 
remnrkahle how much commercial value there 
Is to that little vocal trick. 

Put there Is Just about enough "drama" In 
"Happiness" to make a first rate half-hour 
sketch. The remainder of It la pnlpnbla 
enmedy padding designed and executed to show 
off the star as a pooo but quick-witted work- 
ing girl shooting flip and sarcastic retorta to 
the conversation or dialog of wealthv "foola." 
It Is tlie "fnttesf kind of a role, hut withal 
a good characterization for commercial re- 
turna Ju«t a* "Peg" was a few yeara ago. 

Miss Taylor waa given one tragic acene In 
the third act — limited to a few moments— 
but sufficient In that brief space of time to 
reveal her limitations In that direction. 

The supporting cast Is not only thoroughly 
competent, hut In a nnmher of Instnnces, 
notably Violet Kemple Cooper, O. P. Heggle, 
and F. M. Kerrigan, brilliant. The production 
and direction are in rare good tnste. 

Whatever success the piece enjoys will be 
due in fcreat measure to tbe personal popularity 
of the star. Jolo. 



SHOWS IN NEW YORK. 

"nanfneiisj lie fore Fleaeure," Eltlnge 

(21st week). 
"rtlllcfed." rinvhotme (3rd week). 
"Itllnd Vonth," 3!Mh St. (3rd week). 
**Cnlmn llevue, 1DI8," New Amsterdam 

(2nd week). 

"Chit Chin Chow," Manhattan (12th 
weel<). 

"Cheer t'p. H Hippodrome (21st week). 
"Dnlnv Our Dlt, M Winter Garden (12th 
week). 

"Erfs «f Vonth," Klllott (20th week). 

French Plnyer«. Theatre de Vleu Colom- 
bler (7th week). 

"Flo Flo." Cort Mth week). 

«*r;rt»«y Trnll." HvmnutM «th week). 

'•C.enernl Pout." C!nletv (3rd week). 

"nnlnor !>.'* Liberty (3rd week). 

Creennleh Vlllnire Player* (9th week). 

"ll*j|tplnc*M." Criterion (2nd week). 

".lock o* Lantern." Clobe (13th week). 

"I.cnve It to Janr,'* Longncre (20th 
week). 

fT.ntiil «f Jot." Tark (11th week). 
"Lord nnil Lady Al»cy, w Droadhurst (3rd 
week ). 

"Lombnrdl, Ltd..** Moroaco (1*5th week). 
"Lndr of the Cnmelllna." Empire (3rd 
week). 

"Mndnme Snnil," Knickerbocker (8th 

week ). 
"Mnvilme." Phuhert (20th week). 
"Xnuirlify Wife." Harris (7th week). 
"Over the Top," 44th St. Roof (6th 

week). 
"Ob. lioy.*» Casino (ith week). 
"Odds nnd I'mta." llllou (7th week). 
"I'lpe* of Pan." Hudson (10th week). 
"Pnrlor, Tied room and Doth,** Republic 

Clrd week). 

"Polly With a Paat/» Belasco (19th 
week). 

"Pllent A*«crtlon/» Bramhall Flayhouae 

(tth week). 
"The firnnm Wldotr." Prlnf f?rM tTl',1 week). 
"Tltrer Ho*e." Lyceum f 1 5 1 h week). 
"Tnllnr-Mndc »l«n, M Cohan & Harris (20th 

week ). 

"The Kln«, w George M. Cohan (8th 

week ). 
"Word* nnd Minlc." Fulton (3rd week). 
"Ye* or *«.'• e«lh Pt. (4th week). 
"Why llnrryf" Astor (3rd week). 
Wnnhlntzton Square Players, Comedy 

(11th week). 



VARIETY 



15 



BILLS NEXT WEEK£( JANUARY^ 4) 

In Vaudeville Theatres 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit; M U 11 O," United Booking Of decs; *'\V V M A," Western Vuudvville MunagciV Asso- 
ciation (Chicago); "P," Puntages Circuit; "Loew," Marcus Loew Circuit; "Inter," Interstate 
Circuit (booking through W. V. M. A.); •'Sun," Sun Circuit; "A H," Ackerman A Harris 

SPECIAL NOTICE— The manner In which these bills are printed does not indicate the rela- 
tive importance of acts nor their program positions. 



New York 

PALACE lurph) 
Julian Eltluge 
6telia Muybew 
Robl Ede»ou Co 
Lew Dockwtader 
Frances Kennedy 
Jus C Morion Co 
McMaboa Diamond A 

C 
(Two to mi) 

ALHAMDKA (ubo) 
Edwards' Revue 
WiltrcU Clarke Co 
•'Hit tbe Trail" 
Estelle Weiit worth 
Stanley A Liirues 
Al Abbott 
Qalluudo ^ % 

Cui-oNlAL (ubo) 
Eva Tauguay 
"UooUres of Empires" 
Nsi Navarro Cp 
Morton A Clare 
Welcb s Minstrels 
Burubon a Urobs 
Rigny Klortgny 
Aduula Troupe 

H1VERSIUE (ubo) 
Mollte King 
Kobt T tluines Co 
Beatrice Herlord 
LeKoy Taluia It B 
Frank Carter 
Swift a Kelly 
Fox A lngrabam 
Eddy Duo 
Tbe Duitons 

ROYAL (ubo) 
"Liberty AOsuie" 
Clark A Hamilton 
Rooney A Dent 
Roekwell & Wood 
Bonita a Hearn 
Great Lester 
Harry Clurk 
Tbe Flemings 
Hill A Sylvauy 
H O li lubo) 

2d balf (1U-1D 
DeWltt Young A Sis 
Curlty A Wflcb 
Archer A Bel lord 
Miller a Poller 
"Fashlo \ a la Carte" 
8 Rouianos 

UYlll ST (ubo) 

2d bulf (KM3) 
Breukaway Darlows 
Klein Yost A P 
"H*llo Egypt" 
Fay A Kent 
BUick A White 
Ma nuing Fccuey A K 
Hills Circus 

&T1I AVE (ubo) 

2d half (10 13) 
"One Summer Day" 
Moore At Gvruld 
J * W Uenniiigs 
Corb Shep U D 
•Over Here" 
Valerie Sisters 
Thos Swift Co 
Chas Irwin 
PallenbtTg's Bears 
^3D ST (ubo) 

2d hnlf (10-13) 
Sllbon Sisters 
Hawtuotue A Mc- 

SLune 
"lnle of Innocence" 
Ben Harney Co 
Queenle Uunedln 
Dillon * Purker 
4 Slickers 
Harm- 1 Trio 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Tokal Ju|»a 

Hudson Smith-Hudson 
Llplou's Monkeys 
Donovan A Murruy 
"Down Home Teu" 
Nick Verga 
"Money or Your Life" 
Harry Delf 
3 Dietri.x IJros 
2d balf 
McGee A Anita 
Belle A Cnron 
Simmons A Simmons 
Beatrice Morello 5 
Johnny Dove 
John S Sparks Co 
Bell Boy Trio 
(Two to (111) 

VICTORIA (loew) 
The Concertos 
Overboil At Young 
"Apple Uloflsoin Time" 
R«Kal ft M-'"sk 
Bell Hoy Trio 
Jerome & Carson 

2d half 
Flying Mayos 
Hudson Smith-Hudson 
Wuid Ai Cullen 
"Women" 
"New Turnkey" 
Glennons A Houlihan 

LINCOLN (loew) 
McGee A Auila 



Jeanne 

Ward A Cullen 

Jobn U Toiten Co 

Browning A Dawson 

Renella.H 

2d balf 
Tokal Japs 
Mary Louise 
"Apple Blossom Time" 
"Money or Your Life" 
Will A Mary Hogers 
"Down Home Ten" 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Bell A Cnron 
Nelson Sisters 
"What Really Hap" 
Will & Mory Rogers 
"Holiday In Dixie" 

2d half 
The Concertos 
Robinson * Dewey 
"Tbe Mollycoddle" 
Frank Mullane 
"Phunphlends" 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Adams A Mansrle 
Hnbson A Beatty 
Shannon A Aunts 
Frank Terry 
O lessons A O' Houlihan 

2d balf 
Murphy A Barry 
Da lav Leon 
Lillian Kingsbury Co 
Lee Walton * H 
Robinson's Baboons 
GREELEY (loew) 
Stewart A Mercer 
Daisy Leon 
Simmons A Simmons 
B Morelle 
Willie Solar 
Robinson's Baboons 

2d hair 
Brown * Carstens 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Ferguson A Sunderl'd 
John U Totten Co 
Gorman Bros 
BmniuH A Prown 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Rambler Sisters 
Gilson A DeMont 
Gorman Rros 
Lillian Kingsbury Co 
Prank Mullane 
Hubert Over Co 

2d half 
Lowe A Sparkling Sis 
"Excess Baggage" 
Jeanne 

"Holiday In Dixie" 
Peggy Rromen A Bro 
(T>o to HID 

nELANCEY (loew) 
Miller A Cupman 
Mae Marvin 
Re>i*ta 

Cmimy A O'Donnell 
"Excess Baggago" 
Jarmw 
Z Jordan A Zrno 

2d half 
Mahoney A Auburn 
Phllbrtck A IH-Vot 
Llplnn's Monkeys 
Donovan ft Murray 
"What Really Hap" 
Frank Terry 
Hubert r»ver Co 

AVE it (loew) 
Stone Si Manning 
"Expansion" 
Elinnre ft Cnrleton 
Dura A IValy 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Ronlneton ft Scott 
Dorothy Unrton Co 
Chun L Fletcher 
Tempi.- 4 
(Oue to nil) 

llrooklrn 

Bl'SHWICK (ubo) 
(Ni-w Year Festival) 
(Time Table Billing) 
3 ENcardos 
Ford & Houghton 
Felix A Da w son Girls 
Laura Guerlte 
Bob Matthews Co 
MfDevitt Kelly A L 
Cameron Sisters 
Chns Kerina 
MehliiiKer A Myers 
The Vivians 
Jns J Morton 

ORPH El' M (ubo) 
Mrne Mernhardt 
Jos E Bernard Co 
Sylvia Clark 
Cnrll-le Ar Homer 
CummlriKS Ai Mitchell 
\Vatsou Sisters 
Guo A: Haw 
Stewart Ai Donahue 
GKEENI'OINT (ubo) 

2d hair (10-i:i) 
Dc Forest Girls 
Eddy ft Dcuny 



Lnughlln A West 
ElKle Wblte 
H elder A Packer 
Bias Monkeys 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
2d half (10-1.11 
Geo A Lilly Gardner 
Murphy Van A K 
Julie Ring Co 
Frances Dougherty 
Fred -I Ardntb Co 
BAH Gordon 
2 Arleys 

DE KALB (loew) 
Murphy A Dsrry 
Lee Walton A II 
"Tbe Mollycoddle" 
Peggy Bremen A Bro 
(Oue to nil) 

2d half 
Miller A Cup man 
Nelson 8lsters 
Anioros A Jeanette 
Anger A King Sis 
Jarrow 
Renellns 

UUOU (loew) 
Broslus A Brown 
Irene Trevetle 
C a 8 McDonald 
Anger A King Sis 
"Phunphlends" 
(Oue to nil) 

2d balf 
Mary Donahue 
Conroy A O'Donnell 
DePoce Opera Co 
Hurry Delf 
Jerome A Carson 
(Oue to fill) 



Amsterdam. If. Y. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Pros I ii I 

"Modiste Review" 
(One to nil) 

2d balf 
Stanley Gslllno Co 
Mitchell A Mitch 
(One to fill) 

Anaconda* Hoot* 

BLUEBIRD (ah-wva) 

(LI) 
(Same bill playing 

Hip, Spokane, 10) 
O A M LeFevre 
Burns 81s A Lou 
Carson Bros 
O L Goodhue 
Maggie LeClsIre 
F A M Waddell 
Atlanta, Ua. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Birmingham split) 
1st balf 
Nelson Comlques 
Willing A Jordsn 
Porter J White Co 
Lew Hawkins 
Geo P Murphy Co 
ORAND (loew) 
3 Altkens 
Hlnkel A Mae 
Hans llanke 
Armstrong A James 
Douglas Psmlly 
2d half 
Adonis A Dog 
Morlorty Sisters 



Tne PvefaasftnnaW* Original Basse 

CONTINENTAL HOTEL 



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FULTON (loew) 
Mahoney A Auburn 
Mary Donahue 
"Women" 
"New Turnkey" 
DePacc Operu Co 

2d half 
Hobson A Ueatty 
Regal A Mack 
Willie Solar 
Knapp A Cornelia 
(One to fill) 

PALACE (loew) 
El Com 

Dorothy Burton Co 
Bell Tuazer IJros 
(Two to Oil) 

2d balf 
Not Durns 
"Peach on Reach" 
(Three to fill) 

WARWICK (loew) 
Lillian Watson 
Cal Orange Puckers 
(Three lo (111) 

2d balf 
El Cotn 

Marguerite A Ileal ry 
(Three to Oil) 

Alhnny, IV. Y. 

PltuCTUR'S (ubo) 
(Troy split) 
1st half 
Dance Fu musics 
Rave Roth 
Cole Russell A D 
Claire Vincent Co 
Dorothy Toye 
"Circus lu Toylnnd" 

Alleiifown, I'a. 

ORPHEUM (Ubo) 
Ma/uma Japs 
Wootl A Lawson 
Valentine Vox 
O Gorman Girls 
"Somewhere In Fr" 

2d balf 
Balrd A lninnn 
"Hello Jupau" 
Brltt Wood 
Mcl^ellun A Carson 
(Oue to All) 

Altoonn, Pn. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Doberty A Scalia 
"Live Wires"' 
Green McH A Dean 
Gantlrr's Animals. 
(One to nt!» 

2d half 
McLoughllii A Evans 
"The New Model" 
Sandy Shaw 
(Two to fill) 



Frank Far ran 
Cbong A Moey 
(One to fill) 

Auliurn, If. T. 
JEFFERSON (ubo) 
Berk A Droderlck 
Brown A Fields 
(Three to fill) 
2d balf 
Stephens A Bordeaux 
Mahoney Dros 
(Three to Oil) 

AiiKuatn, Gs> 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Macon split) 

1st hnlf 
Win Morrow Co 
Eva Fny Co 
Nell Abel 
3 Daring Sisters 
(One to fill) 
MODJESKA (loew; 
Adonis a Dog 
3 Morlorty Sisters 
Frank Farron 
Cbong A Moey 
(Oue lo fill) 

2d half 
Avondos 
Jim Reynolds 
3 Tivoll Girls 
CAM Cleveland 
Work A Ower 

Aurorn. IIL 

FOX (wvi) , 
2d half 
"Sunny-Side of Bway" 

UakrrMnrltl. CaL 

HIP (a4h) 

(13-15) 
7 Variety Dancers 
Vincent A Carter 
Tbe Tolo's 

(Hi-17) 
Edytbe Sterling 
The Bards 

(18-10) 
Jones A Jones 
Hicks A Hart 
Sorrento Quintet 

Baltimore 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
Rae Samuels 
"High Seas" 
Ma cart A Bradford 
Alfred Uergen 
Asihetic Dancers 
B A rl Gordon 
Ha lien A Fuller 
Dunns Uro» 

HIP (loew) 
Tbe Yaltos 
Lony Nase 



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Betts A Chldlow 
"Tbe Job" 
Demsrest A Doll 
"Sherusn Wss Rlgbt" 

Battle Creek, slick* 

BIJOU (Ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Kalaiuasoo spill) 
1st hslf 
Musical Lunds 
Moore A George 
Ed Uloodell Co 
Hsrry Coleman 
Thomas Trio 

Day City, Mick. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Good- Dye Dwsy" 

llllllnern. M«»n«. 

BABCOCK (ah-wva) 

(IT) 
Wright A Earl 
Robert A Robert 
McWIIIIams 
Baldwlu A 8tendal 

lllnnfcasntoa* N. Y. 

STONE O 11 (ubo) 
Jas A Jessie Brown 
Jay Raymond 
Smith A Austin 
(Two to All) 

2d balf 
Hill A Bertlna 
Marguarlte Calvert 
7 8a tu in lea 
(Two to HID 

UlrmlnKaam, Ala. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Atlauta split) 
1st balf 
Long A Ward 
Jack Marley 
"The I lead liners" 
Va Steppem 
Joe DeKor Troupe 
BIJOU (loew) 
Collier A DeWalde 
Helen Morattl 
llerron A Arnsman 
Jenks A Allen 
Peun Trio 

2d hslf 
2 Wslters 
Murphy A Klein 
Frank le Rice 

Bud A Nellie Helm 

ft Violin Beauties 
Bloosnlnwton, IIL 
MAJESTIC (wva) 

Booth A Luander 

Bessie LsCount 

"Flirtation" 

Daniels A Walters 

Act Beautiful 
2d balf 

"Tick Tock Girl" ' 
HiMtwn 
KEITHS (ubo) 

Valcxka Surati Co 

Robt Emmeii Keane 

Dorothy Kegel Co 

DufTy A luglls 

Donilby D rentier 

Motie King Co 

Parish A Peru 

Jack A Coru Williams 

Loyol's Dogs 
OltPIIELM (loew) 

Bob Tip Co 

Murroy A Lovs 

Grace DeWluters 

Florence Henry Co 

Bob be A Nelson 

"Melody Land" 
2d half 

Tbe Arleys 

Hunter a Godfrey 

Francis A Kenuedy 

Clurk A Wood 

"Notorious Delphlne" 

Bernard A Meyers 

Gliding O Mearas 
ST. JAMES (loew) 

Wol ford's Dogs 

Maud Tiffany 

Je»sle Haywood Co 

Lew Cooper Co 

Johnsou Howard Lis 
2d half 

Asakl Duo 

Mabel llurpor Co 

Wm Plnkham Co 

Cardo A Noll 

Old Soldier Fiddlers 
Url<lwe|iort t Conn. 
POLI'S I ubo) 

Robert Deiuout 3 

Air Grant 

"The Right Man" 

Lougbliu A West 

Shoehun Warren A R 
2d half 

Llttlejobus 

Olga 

Isabella Miller Co 

Nagel A Fletcher 

Doree's Celebrities 
PLAZA (ubo) 

Ruth Delmar 

Little Jerry 

Barton Oliver A Mack 

"Second Childhood" 
2d half 

Sterling A Chapman 

"11 H.ipf^r.ed tu Aril" 

Rroadway Duo 

Australian Crelghtons 

HulTnlo 

SHEA S (ubo) 

Walt, r C Kelly 

"Hand Itox Revue" 

Dickinson A Oeugon 

Earl Cavanagb Co 

CsisttiiK Campbells 

niMBett A Hesiry 

(One to fill) 



OLYMPIC (sun) 
Jules A Frsncls 
Williams A Daisy 
J an Is A West 
Moore A Arnold 
Georgee 

LYRIC (sun) 
DePeron Trio 
Bendy A Fields 
Walter Nealand Co 
8ea Rovers 
Anderson A Oolnea 
"On tbe Atlantle" 

Itntfe, Moat. 

PANT AGES (p) 
( 19-21 1 
Gruber's Animals 
Bong A Dance Revue 
Hampton A Shriner 
Owen A Moore 
Ward Bell A Ward 
HIP (sb-wva) 
(I'D 
(Seme bill playing 

Hipp. Bpokane, 10) 
8 Mlllards 
Art A Anna Owens 
Mantella A Warden 
Manning Sulllvsn Co 
Marx ton A Manley 
Kartelll 

Cnlsrarw 
ORPIIECM 
Hysms A Mel n tyre 
Bernard A Jsnls 
Harry Beresford Co 
Stusrt Barnes 
Va I nova's Gypsies 
Butb Roye 
Apdsle's Animals 

PANT AGES (p) 
"Girl at Cigar 8tand" 
Francis A Nord . 
Homer A Dubard 
Winston's Sesls 
Caufleld A Coben 

Camden. N. J. 

2d half (Bi-12) 
TOWER'S (ubo) 

Melody Garden 

8 Novelty Girls 

Conly A Webb 

Expedition J -4 

Australian Crelghtons 

Canton. O. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Monroe Bros 
"Rising Generation" 
Dennett A O'Brien 
Dance D'Art 
Bison Clfv 4 
Leach Wsllln 8 

Cbnmnalsmt W. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
D 8outhem Trio 
Denoyer A Dannie 
M Montgomery Co 
Chas Young 
Gen Pisa no Co 
2d balf 
Novell Bros 
Fitch Cooper 
Will Stanton Co 
Daniels A Walters 
Olympls Deepest Co 

Cfcnrlenttin, •). C. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Columbia split) 
1st hnlf 
Green A Piatt 
Art Adair 
Nell Sisters 
4 8wors ^ 

Nndjl -e~ x 

CkarlfHiton7w. Vsu 

PLAZA (sun) 
Hall A Deck 
"The Masqueraders" 
Friend A Downing 
Wills Gilbert Co 

2d half 
Wnlmnsley A Lsyton 
Ed Lynch Co 
Roys I Court 5 

Cbfirlntte. if. O. 

ACADEMY tuho) 
(Roanoke split) 
1st half 
Manklcki Troupe 
Jeannette Chi Ids 
Hslllgnn A Sykes 
Ned Nor worth Co 
Elsie LaUergere Co 

Chattanonirn, Tenn. 

R I ALTO (ubo) 
(Knoiville npllt) 
int half 
Alfred Ferrlll Co 
Cunningham A Marlon 
Novelty Minstrels 
Leonard A Wlllard 
Jobn F Clnrk Co 
LYRIC (loew) 

2 Walters 
Murphy A Klein 
Frankle Rice 

Rud A N'ciiio Helm 
C Violin Denutles 
2d balf 

3 Altkens 
Hlnkel A Mac 
Hans Hanke 
Armstrong A James 
Douglas Family 

rtilrnarn 

MAJESTIC (orpb) 
Fritzl SchelT 
Wblte A Half 
Clark A Verdi 
Jean Adair Co 
Avellng A Lloyd 
Sautly A Norton 



HOTEL APPLETON 

HAN FRANCISCO 
{Nesi ss A4*«aar Tneatre) 



Burdella Patterson 
Ma lets Bonconl 
Sauaone A Dellksb 
PALACE (orph) 
Cecil Cuuniugbsm 
Local Billiard Contest 

for Red Cross. 
"Tbe Bubmarlua" 
Mllo 

Elinors A Williams 
Nius Payne 
Bums A Klssea 
8 Bennett 8lsiers 

AMERICAN iwva) 
Merkett A Bondhlas 
Msrlon Qibuey 
Warren A Conley 
(Three to Bill 
2d hslf 
Long Tack Sam 
(Five to fill) 

LINCOLN (wva) 
Will Stautoo Co 
Long Tack Sam Co 
Clbree to Oil) 
2d bulf 
Marlon Olbuey 
Rotb A Roberta 
(Three to Oil) 

NO. HIP (area) 
Arthur A Grace Terry 
Brierre A King 
"20 Odd Years" 
Blinpsou A Dsaa 
Weiss Troupe 
Curtiss Caulnes 
Bason A Ciiuion 
Otto Koerner Co 
Leach Sisters 
DeVcre quintet 
Bllber A North 
Holland A Dockeral! 
(Two to fill I 
McVICKERS (loew) 
Ruib Howell 3 
Daisy llsrcourt 
Tommy Hayden Co 
"Heir for Nlgbl" 
Four Avoilss 
Edward Farrell Co 
Ed A Irene Lowry 



Colon* bin. g. C 

PASTIME (ubo) 

(Charleston split) 

1st balf 

Arthur Lloyd 

Stevens A lirunelle 

Nlblo's Dlrds 

McRae A Clegg 

(One to fill) 

Colunsbna 
KEPI litt i ubo) 

Joe Dealy A Sis 

Jimmy Lucas Co 

Scbwurts Bros 

Pletro 

Sallie Flsber Co 

Marir Fiugerald 

4 Bards 

BWAY (sun) 

Hsrrah A Jsouusllna 

JU ley A Lester 
•'our Kellous 
Ailiuau A Nevlns 
Great Clayton 

Dallaa* Tarn* 
MAJESTIC (luter) 
Diamond A Uraud- 

daughter 
Nell O'Connell 
Harry Girard Co 
Leipilg 

Blllle Reeves Co 
Spencer A Williams 
Vallecits'N Leopards 
Danville. IIL 
PALACE (Ubo) 
(8uuday opening) 
Novel Uros 
Argo A Virginia 
Grew Psltes Co 
Brown Harris A B 
Olympla Deepval Ca 

2d balf 
Balancing 8tevena 
Bessie LsCount 
Lssovs A Oiimore 
Richards A Kyle 
Creole Band 

Dnvennort, la)* 
COLUMBIA (wva) 
Hipp 4 



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Ortb A Lillian 
Paul A Paulina 

Cairo, Cal. 

MAJESTIC (ah-wva) 

(18) 
(Same bill playing 
Empress, Sacruiueuto, 

HI) 
Alvsres Duo 
Rosalie Ascher 
Wslsh A Rand 
"Nlte Wltb Poets" 
Lew Ward 
Shanghai Trio 

Cincinnati 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Kerslake'a Pigs 
Frits A Lucy Urucb 
Lydell A lllggius 
Ford Sis Co 
JAM llarklns 
Fisher lluwlcy Co 
Lino Abarbanrll 
"Midnight Rulllckors" 

EMPRESS (abc) 
Harley A llnrley 
Mudge .Morton Trio 
Harry EugllNh Co 
Jimmy Wubl 
Welling Levering Tr 
Anita A riles Co 

Cleveland 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Fa nil no Troupe 
Alex O Neil A 8ex 
"Mar Vis Wireless" 
Johnny Johnsou Co 
Billy McDeruioit 
Tboo KoslolT Co 
Briscoe A Raub 
(One to (III) 

MILES (miles) 
I'yono Jups 
The Lelghtons 
Adele Oswald 
Leila Shaw Co 
Challls A Lambert 
Curzuu Sisters 

(Continued on 



Moran A Wiser 
Ksy Suow 
(Two to fill) 

'id bslf 
Willie Miseelui Co 
Austin A Uailey 
Dao A Neville 
Jas Llclilvr 
Doc Buker A Mags O 

Daytoa, O. 

KEITHS (Ubo) 
Amblur Bros 
Venua Gould 
Mr A Mis Wilde 
Hallen a Hunter 
"Peacock Alley" 
Gene Greene Co 
Meriau a Dogs 

Deentur. III. 

EMPRESS (wva) 

(Sunday oi>enlug) 
Gasion Painter 
Henry A Moore 
"Prosperity" 
W I lion 8 latere 
Cronius' Novelty 

I'd bslf 
D 8outbt.ru Trio 
Denoyer A Dannie 
M Montgomery Co 
Act Ueuutirul 
(One lo fill) 

Denver 
ORPHEUM 

(8undny upeulng) 
Nsn Halperiu 
Burt Johnslou Co 
Rath IJros 
Oolel Harris A M 
Ben Linn 
loleen Sisters 
E A Wvllman Co 

PANTAOES (p) 
Parsons A Irwin 
"Fl reside Reverie" 
Lord A Fuller 
liuehla Pearl 
Ewu'Ririuu Lion 
Wiison Uroa 
P«ge \H.) 




THE BOUNDING BUCK 

Outdoor Shooting Indoors 

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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance in or Around 

New York 



Robert Edeson and Co. (New Act), 
Palace. 
Stella Mayhew, Palace. 
Mollie King, Riverside. 
Thos. Swift and Co., Riverside. 
Fox and Ingraham, Riverside. 
Kimberly and Arnold, Colonial. 
Morton and Clare, Colonial. 
Estelle Wentworth, Alhambra. 
Al Abbott, Alhambra. 
Laurie Guerite, Bushwick. 

Hobart Bosworth and Co. (4). 

"The Sea Wolf (Dramatic). 

26 Mins.} Full Stage (Special Set). 

Palace. 

Hobart Bosworth makes "The Sea 
Wolt" real upon the vaudeville stage 
as he did in the pictured adaptation 
of the late Jack London's popular 
book. Mr. London is in the excerpt 
from "The Sea Wolf" feature picture 
that precedes the playlet at the Palace 
this week, the film showing the rescue 
at sea of Maud Brewster (Ethel Grey 
Terry), and the curtain going up on a 
sectional view of "The Ghost," with 
Miss Brewster and Humphrey Van 
Weyden (Charles Gotthold) in Captain 
Woif Larsen's cabin. Just above is the 
stern of the boat with Leach (John 
Hewitt) at the wheel, and the boom 
swinging. "Humph" is informing Miss 
Brewster of the danger she is in from 
Larsen, the paradoxical individual he 
is, uneducated in youth, but well read 
and brutal. Leach, not steering to the 
captain's liking, is knocked to the 
deck, and Louis (Robert B. Ross) re- 
places him as helmsman, when Larsen 
goes into the cabin, joining in the con- 
versation. From this moment onward 
it is tense drama, with a thrill often, 
and less seldom a laugh, brought out 
by tiie Wolfs dialog, such as when 
choking "Humph" in proof of his as- 
sertion the author will fight for life, 
although "it is the cheapest thing on 
this earth." Larsen, as he throws the 
almost unconscious "Humph" from 
him, says he's a "jellyroli" and of no 
use. Mr. Bosworth plays this part; he 
doesn't act it. He is the Sea Wolf, the 
strong, masterful brute, and Bosworth 
suggests this so thoroughly he becomes 
a living reproduction of the London 
creation, in appearance and action, a 
figure that carries a certain sympa- 
thetic strain for it in the sketch as Mr. 
Bosworth also earned in the film. One 
might wish he be struck dead at any 
moment, while regretting the evi- 
dent waste of a wrongly guided and 
hopeless career. It is this that saves 
the spoken version for an audience, and 
even when Mr. Bosworth as the ruthless 
captain easily conveys to the audience 
he is engaged in a desperate battle 
with his sailors oil stage, whipping 
nine of them in the fo'castle with the 
presumption some went overboard for 
their temerity in bearding him. It is 
the tense thrill that holds rather than 
the imagination of the scene bringing 
a revulsion. His attempts to inflict his 
violent love making upon Miss Brew- 
ster, the futile chance "Humph" takes 
to save her, the Sea Wolf, stricken 
blind from "the pain in his head" and 
the bursting of the tumor against his 
brain, causing his death at the second 
assault, the ringing of four bells as the 
curtain descends and even the death 
rattle of the handcuffed giant with his 
dying comment fit in this play picture 
that compose and complete about the 
best dramatic piece vaudeville has ever 
held. Mr. Bosworth in his playing 
perhaps dwarfs Ins competent support, 
although Miss Terry couid have been 
just a little stronger in her opportuni- 
ties. Mr. Gotthold is excellent. The 
setting matches the remainder. Vaude- 
ville i* going to like this ski* ten. It 
can't help it and if it isn't a three-act 
play next season it probably will be 
through Mr. Bosworth being engaged 
elsewhere. Mine. 



France* Kennedy. 
Songs and Monologs. 
21 Mint.} One. 
Colonial. 

Frances Kennedy, a musical comedy 
favorite in Chicago for years and last 
seen here in "The Belle of Brittany," 
is making her vaudeville debut in the 
metropolis at the Colonial this week. 
She is a big, healthy-looking woman, 
possessing oodles of what might best 
be described as physical magnetism. 
She appears first in a boudoir gown 
and starts off with a brief laughing 
monolog in verse, with especially in- 
cisive enunciation, and gets her audi- 
ence at once. Probably not a soul in 
the house knew her, but it is safe to 
say that before she concluded her turn 
everybody was glad she came and will 
welcome her whenever she makes her 
reappearance in these parts. In her 
character songs she is somewhat of a 
cross between Marie Dresler and Ray 
Cox, and in her monologs she suggests 
in a general way Beatrice Herford. 
The opening monolog characterization 
is carried through two verses of a 
song, "Good Morning Glory," earth 
verse with a change of gown, then a 
crying ballad from "Three Twins" in 
a powerful contralto voice with some 
screamingly funny facial expressions, 
a monolog seated at a table at which 
there are suposed to be three other 
whist players and in which she 
"knocks* the imaginary women, who 
are visiting. In the middle of the mon- 
olog a child in the balcony interrupted 
by talking aloud and Miss Kennedy 
showed her quick wit and good nature 
by responding, "I'll be there in a 
minute, darling." Needless to say this 
endeared her to the feminine con- 
tingent present. Following this she 
sang "It's Born Right in Them" (which 
was used by Nan Halperin when last 
here). For a finish she offered an 
Irish ditty, "Everybody's Tryin* to 
Dance Hawaiian." For each number 
a dressy gown, rapidly donned. To 
put it mildly Miss Kennedy registered 
a solid hit. Jolo. 



Barnes and S my the. 

Singing, Talking and Dancing. 

16 Mins.; One. 

City. 

Barnes and Smythe are doing the 
turn formerly done by Barnes and Mc- 
Guire, Smythe having replaced Mc- 
Guire as the straight man. Practically 
the same routine and business, but in 
its present running it depends upon 
Barnes as a comic. Barnes is a nat- 
ural funster, through his build and 
style of work, but he has not teamed 
up with a straight man who will prove 
of much aid. At the City in the hard 
position the combination proved a 
scream, which should be repeated in 
other small time houses. 



Modesta Mortensen and Co. (1). 

Music. 

14 Mint.; One. 

23d Street. 

Modesta Mortensen plays the violin. 
She has youth and an apparent desire 
to bring real music out of the instru- 
ment. Plays classical and popular 
numbers with finish and ease. The 
Co. includes a feminine accompanist 
at the piano who has a short number. 
Very well received. 



Julian Eltinge* 

Songs. 

18 Mine.) Two. 

Palace. 

Returning to vaudeville after several 
years' absence from it Julian Eltinge 
may be giving vaudeville the big laugh 
this week at the Palace. He can afford 
to, looking at his salary envelope and 
at his past, since he left vaudeville be- 
cause it didn't want him quite badly 
enough in those days to keep him con- 
tinuously playing. Now it wants him 
back, not for his act as much as for 
the money he will bring into the box 
office. For that vaudeville now is will- 
ing to pay Eltinge 10 times as much as 
it reluctantly did then. And Eltinge 
is drawing them in. Tuesday night the 
Palace held as large a crowd as Bern- 
hardt drew on a holiday. It was the 
same kind of a crowd, thought not the 
same. People came to see Bernhardt 
— they are going to see Eltinge, and 
perhaps vaudeville wa) and is right. 
Even though the twice daily drove 
Eltinge into the Cohan & Harris min- 
strels and to a $2 legitimate starring 
tour, it not alone made Eltinge but a 
vaudeville headliner with value through 
the gross receipts he can rup up in the 
theatre. It's but a few who approach 
Eltinge's record on the stage and prob- 
ably no one else's runs parallel with 
it. The act Eltinge is now doing is 
incidental. He could not fail to please, 
he is the same Eltinge, the peer of all 
impersonators of the female. Tuesday 
night Mr. Etlinge in a speech stated 
a cold was subcellaring his voice, but 
it's the same old voice in different 
clothes on the same though somewhat 
stouter "girl." El'inge is singing four 
songs, two of former times. One is 
"The Fascinating Widow," opening the 
turn, and the other, "Don't Go in the 
Water, Daughter," closing it.' He 
changed gowns for each, running from 
widow's weeds to the bathing suit. It 
isn't Eltinge and his act any more — 
it's just Eltinge — and that's enough, for 
he can draw 'em in. There's nothing 
beyond that in vaudeville. JSimc 



Rata and Blondy. 

Acrobatic. 

Full Stage. 

Opening the show at the Columbia 
Sunday Reta and Blondy displayed 
they are one of the best acrobatic 
turns vaudeville has seen, for good 
work, speed and execution. Reta was 
formerly of the Seven Bracks. Blondy 
was of the Three Blondys. They are 
doing ground and "Risky" acrobatics, 
cramming into their brief time as 
much as a couple of ordinary acrobatic 
two-acts would do. One routine of 
"Risky" stuff on and off the cradle in 
a row contains a series of tricks, one 
working into another with not a move 
wastedx that is bewildering and alto- 
gether new in its line. The men are 
well built, appear in gym suits and 
present a nice appearance, made more 
so through both being rather tall and 
of one size. It can fit the 'big time. 

Mine. 



Mr. end Mrs. James B. Donovan 
visited the Columbia theatre Sunday 
afternoon, to see the vaudeville con- 
cert. They expect the family will 
shortly become a trio. 



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NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

'Swtn Days' Leave," Park, Jan. 17. 



Little Billy. 
Songs «*nd ^Talk. 
15 Mins.) On*. 
Riverside. 

Little Billy has always been con- 
sidered the classiest lilliputian single 
and his present turn improves his 
standing. He is billed as vaudeville's 
tiniest headliner, and no doubt he will 
be able to fill that billing. Opening in 
a tuxedo that fitted the little man to a 
tee, he sang a pippen number about 
"You maybe a doggone dangerous girl, 
but I'm a desperate guy." After that 
Billy had it all his own way. There 
followed two kid numbers. One had 
him in kid wash suit of the middy kind 
with bare legs from socks to knees, the 
number being "Constantinople." Next 
he was a ragged kid with a packing 
box for a home (disclosed through the 
hangings with a waterfront drop in 
back). As the urchin he recited 
"Major," which concerned the passing 
of his dog chum. For a finale he was 
again perfectly costumed, this time 
as a naval officer, singing "Over 
There." Billy is using a red plush drop 
that is the worse for wear. It is the 
only thing out of order, but that can 
easily be corrected. Otherwise, he's 
a safe bet for any bill. Ibee. 



Jack Clifford and Co. (2). 

"A Country Side" (Dancos). 

13 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Sets and 

Drop). 
Palace. 

Jack Clifford upon his entry into 
vaudeville, at the Palace, in a three- 
act, was unfortunately placed, closing 
♦he show. His turn is arranged to per- 
mit of a short time in "one" just be- 
fore the closing scene, the same as the 
opening. Mr. Clifford held the house 
for the first 10 minutes, but in the 
next three they were either out or on 
their way out. It ruined his finish, the 
big item, Clifford swinging two girls 
clinging to his neck, the first time this 
has been done. Opening the second 
part might have told a different story, 
though while one of the girls must 
sing for a second time, to fill in the 
final scene setting wait, after exposing 
her voice earlier, it will likely always 
be an uncomfortable period. The act 
opens on a field, with a hut to either 
side and a scarecrow. Mr. Clifford is 
the scarecrow, Agnes Dunn is called 
•"Miss Corn," and Gertrude Kerpin is 
called "Miss Wheat." They argue over 
the ownership of the scarecrow, who 
comes into action during it, frightening 
them ?way, he exiting through a series 
of falls, whereupon the singer sings 
before a loudly-painted drop in "one," 
with the turn then going into a pretty 
ballroom or palace setting, backed up 
with green curtains and decorated with 
a mosaic Moor imitation. Here Mr. 
Clifford dances in the modern style, 
and conclusively shows that his for- 
mer partner, Evelyn Nesbit, secured 
all of her dancing knowledge from 
him, since the two girls now with 
Clifford dance exactly as Miss Nesbit 
does. There are some fast and slow 
steps in this section without the music 
bcrng of material assistance, although 
of course played for the dances. The 
trio are in evening clothes in the ball- 
room, returning to their costumes when 
hack in the field. That Mr. Clifford 
held the house as intact as he did 
«vhen opening would go to say his 
name is a good one on a program, but 
his act needs a different position on a 
regular bill to secure a true line of 
audience liking for it. £imc. 



Jimmy Flynn was recently poetrized 
by James P. Sinnott in "The Evening 
Mail." Mr. Sinnott said in rhyme he 
had heard Caruso and all the rest, but 
he thought Jimmy Flynn was the best. 



SHOW REVIEWS 



17 



RIVERSIDE. 

At 7.00 Tuesday night there was a box 
office line twice the length of the lobby edg- 
ing 1U way to the ticket window, which give* 
■omo idea of the demand to tee the truly 
great Bernhardt. That with the advance 
Insured big business for the engagement, 
but In spite of It there were a few seats 
unoccupied on the lower floor. Otherwise It 
was capacity. m .. 

That the divine one Is still wonderfully 
possessed with the power of Inspiring her 
audiences is the marvel of the stage. Per- 
haps most mystifying Is her retention of 
voice power. She thrilled the house which 
after her half-hour playlet applauded ror 
fully two minutes. Mine. Bernhardt again 

{riayed the role of the wounded color bearer 
n "Du Theatre Au Champ D'Honneur." 
("Prom the theatre to the field of honor.") 
The playlet has been slightly changed over 
the Initial Palace presentation. Then the 
surgeon and stretcher bearers were In 
French uniforms, but now they wear the 
khaki of America, which brings the story 
into fuller tune since Americans were long 
In the hoeoltal corps even before our entrance 
Into the fray. , . 

The supporting bill was well framed along 
class lines and was of wide range, though a 
bit off In laugh getting comedy. Aside 
from Mme. Bernhardt there were three out- 
standing hits, the first coming with Little 
Billy, fourth (New Acts). A hit too easily 
fell to Herman Timberg, who was given the 
Job of following the French star, and Inci- 
dentally filling next to closing spot, which he 
did to a nicety. Timberg went Into the bill 
Monday night, replacing Jlmmle Hussey, end 
because of his sudden entrance his violin bit 
conflicted slightly with Ota Oygl. This he 
recognised end announced to the house, "It'll 
be over soon." But they forget his straight 

B laying when he did "Able Leglnsky Thinks 
[e's Nljlnskl," whilst moving all over "one" 
with Russlsn dance steps. His "When I Was 
an Usher" with the very brief "Impressions" 
Increased his score and the eccentric danc- 
ing finish took him oO to excellent returns. 
Timberg did nine minutes. He could have 
stayed considerably longer, but It was close 
to eleven. . ^ ._, 

A favorite came too with Haruko Onukl, 
the little Japanese singer. Opening Intermis- 
sion she was In perfect voice end hsd It all 
her own war after singing "Baby," her 
second number. She gave an encore, "Will 
o' the Wisp," and then took half a dozen 

Flanagan and Edwards closed Intermission 
with "Off and On," fitting In nicely. It has 
been some time since they were east Lately 
they closed In Chicago with the Moroeco 
musical piece, "What Next?" and a com- 
pany label was still on the trunk used In the 
hotel room scene. What seemed new was an 
encore bit. Flanagan saying Ml Is their Idea 
of the origin of tap dancing. They are sup- 
posed to be waiting In the cold for a train 
from Freeport to New York. While they talk 
they hop around. Edwards has a book under 
his arm which he says Is called "The Spell 
of the North," and which he la going to 
change for Dante's "Inferno." This bit re- 
places their old time dances and Is right up 
to date In light of present conditions and the 
recent cold weather. 

Eddie Borden with "Sir" James A. Dwyer 
were No. 2. doing fairly well. Eddie's danc- 
ing got returns, but a bit more attention to 
more popular songs might help. Marlon 
Vadle and Ota Oygl were third, their violin 
and dance routine being the same as formerly. 
The act went over big, with Oygl's playing 
getting the major portion of returns. 

The Darras Brothers started things off with 
a rush, with the one man's head balancing 
Rtunts bringing gasps from the audience. 
"Color Gems" closed, entertaining those who 
stayed. lbce. 

PALACE. 

The Palace program this week holds sev- 
eral "names," beaded by Julian Eltlngo, who 
seemed the big drawing card Tuesday evening, 
when the house was capacity with three rows 
of standees. 

The show was bright in spots, brilliant at 
other times, and dull during a couple of 
turns. 

Standing out for Its all-around excellence 
as a playlet was "The Sea Wolf," played by 
Hobart Bosworth and Co. (New Acts), placed 
to open the second part after the Monday 
matinee, where It had been No. 3. The sketch 
starts with a "Sea Wolf" picture, making it 
adaptable to the later position assigned. 

Mr. Eltlnge (New Acts) was next to clos- 
ing, and Jack Clifford and Co. (New Acts) 
closed the show but could not hold the house 
throughout bis turn, ending about 11.10. 
Pictures (Weekly) started the performance, 
so there was nothing left after Mr. Clifford's 
dancing turn finished. 

Closing the first part was Elizabeth M. 
Murray, back at the Palace, after appearing 
In productions, with some new songs, one 
new story and others familiar with Miss Mur- 
ray's talk. Among the newer numbers were 
"Mary Ann OShay." "When Lala Sings a 
Hula" (or something akin) and "Follow the 
Hoys/' the latter number building up Miss 
Murray's act to the point of a success, both 
the number and the singer contributing to 
this. 

Just ahead of Miss Murray and in the 
No. I position van Harry TlgMe. wh.v didn't 
do so well with bis talk and sings, although 
starting off to what looked like a hit. Mr. 
Tighe's material seemed to let down at about 
the centre and went to a poor finish through 
the Insertion of a new story for an encore 
about a colored man cutting the throat of a 
German with a razor. While worked In a 



comedy manner the story was too loosely 
strung together for attention and the point 
was not pleasant. 

There were two "Wedding Day" songs on 
tho program and they sounded somewhat 
alike. One was sung by Mr. Tighe, the other 
by Mr. Eltlnge. 

An early act (No. 3) that looked big for 
the major portion of Its running was Le Roy, 
Talma and Bosco, who have oat their usually 
long turn down In the first section to the 
best of their magic and It pleased, but when 
the act should have ended it continued and 
dragged, until they had used up 28 minutes. 
Down to 20 minutes, the three maglolenswlll 
have a real turn of Its sort for, with brief- 
ness, they show up much better. Several of 
their tricks are completely mystifying, par- 
ticularly the Scotch girl bit. 

In his third week and second after Inter- 
mission Robert Bmmett Keane did remarkably, 
using a couple of new songs and three new 
stories with the remainder from last week. 
Mr. Keane repeatedly asided about "going 
back to the old stuff," but he need not have 
felt the alarm for the old ones went as well 
as the new. for which Mr. Keane may thank 
Mr. Eltlnge, for drawing In a strange vaude- 
ville audience. One of the new songs was 
George Robey's "How Dare YouT" number, 
according to his announcement, and the song 
brought back recollections of many an English 
singer who sang the same thing or rewritten 
versions of It over here without giving Mr. 
Robey credit. Keane wound up to a hit 
with his recitations, two, wltti the Cockney 
not Improved through repetition. 

Opening the performance were Lohse and 
Sterling, with Ralph Lohse not talking while 
on the trapese. with no reason advanced why 
he should remain quiet Two of his chairs 
broke while he was swinging in the air and 
the second one could have caused a bad acci- 
dent. Trying a third Mr. Lohse seemed to 
have misgivings regarding It and abruptly 
ended this portion, although the couple were 
,llked before the mishaps occurred. 

N ^ xt wera Dunbar's Old Time Darkles and, 
a f.Vj e P* 1 * 08 doesn't seem to want anything 
old-time, that was enough In Itself, even If 
the turn has a new drop opening. Sim*. 



COLONIAL 

The Colonial has a first class vaudeville 
show this week. With the possible addition 
of perhaps one more act It could go right Into 
the Palace and give first class satisfaction. 
The program announces that tea will be 
served at Intermission during the matinee 
performances, which should prove an attrac- 
tive Innovation. It is probably the first step 
of what will ultimately lead to the Introduc- 
tion of the English and Continental fashion 
or serving refreshments and Ices In the music 
halls and In many of the legitimate houses. 
It Is the fashion "on the other side" to dine 
late and wait until you oome to the theatre 
before having your coffee. Some clever 
European— probably a Frenchman— once re- 
marked that Americans take their pleasure 
too seriously. 

The performance opened with The Flem- 
ings, two male acrobats with their own drop 
and cyclorama, all In white— even the facee 
and wigs — with nothing but a spot to reveal 
them. They begin with artistic posing snd 
follow It with excellent band-to-hand work. 
Throughout they adhere to an artlstlo routine 
of posturing, handling themselves with the 
grace of classical terpslchorenlsts. That 
the audience appreciated them Monday night 
was evidenced by the reception extended them 
when they concluded their all too brief ex- 
hibition. 

Stanley and Blrnes, a pair of simultaneous 
steppers, with a suitable drop to Indicate they 
are men about town emerging from "the 
club," supplied, good entertainment of their 
kind, in eecond position. "Somewhere in 
France," a quartet of men, made up of pri- 
vates from the trenches, who do not depend 
upon sympathy for applause but offer good 
Hinging, solo and ensemble, interspersed with 
comedy and backed up by an excellent scenic 
reproduction of a scene in *he trenches, se- 
cured well earned applause. At the finish the 
lights are full up, revealing the absence of 
any grease paint on their countenances. The 
lights up should either be dispensed with or 
they should make-up. 

Orth and Cody (New Acts). Mme. Doree's 
Celebrities, in "impressions" of the great 
operatic artists, closed the first half. Mme. 
Doree's announcements are dignified and in 
good taste. She has assembled a band of good 
Hlngers, especially Hazel Sanborn as Tetraz- 
zinl. In the mad scene from "Lucia" Miss 
Sanborn easily took a high E and her colora- 
tura work with flute obllgato was loudly ap- 
plauded. Some of the singers should be In- 
structed to keep their eyes off the leader. 
Operatic principals are supposed to set the 
tempo and let the leader follow them, while 
the contrary is the case with the chorus. 
This gives rise to a suspicion about some of 
Mme. Doree's "celebrities." 

After Intermission came Frances Kennedy 
(New Acts). She was succeeded by Cum- 
mlngs and Mitchell, with their excellent 
"nut" turn. While they were a big hit, they fared 
much better at the Alhambra last week, and 
the fault appeared to be that Roy Cummlngs 
(Monday evening at least) disported himself 
as If he was sure ho was good. As a result 
the net dragged In spots, and as a conse- 
quence wasn't. q'.'Ue. "o ludkrou*. An *>;«*!. 
nation of some of the straight singing by 
Cummlngs might hasten things along. 

Louis Manft In the Clara Llpman-Samuel 
playlet. "The Good for Nothing." closed the 
show, with the Patho News Pictorial pre- 
ceding the exit march. A corking bill through- 
out. Joio. 



ALHAMBRA. 

"Grand New Tear's Festival," but that bill- 
ing with the array of acts programed failed 
to attract anything like the usual business to 
the house Monday night. The bill carried 
muoh singing. Three acts of that nature were 
bunched at the closing of the first part. In 
the second half there were two comedians of 
the nut type. 

The Watson Sisters, billed to open the sec- 
ond half, failed to appear, having refused to 
"cut," and Eddie Borden and James Dwyer 
filled in. 

The show got under way a< 8.10 with the 
Hearst-Pathe and ran until 11.10 with "Fan- 
tasia" closing. The latter act seemed to hold 
the audience nicely, all things considered. At 
the opening end the show held the Three Es- 
cardos with the acrobatic and trampoline 
novelty which earned some applause, the trio 
doing only five minutes In that epot. 

Maurice Burkhart, second In front of the 
house drop, presented "The Thief." He 
scored with two ofhls numbers. The Bo- 
ganny Troupe, third, had the audience laugh- 
ing all the way and finished strong with 
the boxing bout. 

Then came the three singing acts. First 
Corp. Fields and Private Flatow, who sang 
half a dosen numbers; followed by Bonlta 
and Lew Hearn, with three numbers, and 
closing the first part were Maud Lambert and 
Ernest R. Ball with another half dosen songs. 
All three turns were equally well liked, Judg- 
ing from the applause. Borden and Dwyer 
started the second half and were a solid nit, 
hut the Emmet, DeVoy and Co. sketch, "The 
Call of Childhood," slowed up the show, al- 
though the offering was seemingly well liked 
by the audience. 

The real hit appeared next to closing, where 
Felix Adler had things all his own way. His 
nut stuff was a near riot Fred. 

AMERICAN ROOF. 

The overture that Eddie Burch'e orchestra 
played for the first half bill at the American 
Tuesday evening gave a nice, gentle hint as 
to what was to follow, said overture being 
long, drawn out and unnecessary. It looked 
or sounded as If the boys bit off a chunk when 
they picked "A Ida" to play. They're all right 
on the jass stuff and marches on the Roof, but 
when It comes to mixing with opera the boys 
are shy on training. 

The house wss fairly well filled when The 
Great Johnson showed, he opening the bill 
and receiving average applause on his con- 
tortionist bit. Murrsy and Love came and 
went without demonstration. The act needs 
fixing up, and the sooner this is done the 
better for all, which Includes the audience. 

Housch and La Velle really started things 
with their "husband snd wife" cross-fire over 
a broken down motorcycle. Mr. Housch has 
a good voice and handled his two songs ex- 
tremely well, though while "The Sands of the 
Desert" might be appropriate for the setting 
of the turn, the song Is a trifle sged, and 
some other ballad would do equally as well. 
The laughs are evenly divided, with per- 
haps the girl having the better of it. The 
turn wss well liked. 

Harmon, Zarnes and Dunn, three boys, held 
up the singing part of their act much better 
than the comedy, and did fairly well when 
they started to take bows. The Six Musical 
Splllers closed the first part with a nice In- 
strumental bit that kept things going right 
along. The finish with all playing on "brass" 
put them over right. 

Marie Louise sang three songs, then 
changed her costume to come back and make 
a speech, written in veise, uncalled for. The 
orchestra kept playing "Sweetie." and that's 
what brought her back, and then one of 
those pretty (?) speeches unraveled Itself. 
It was all wrong and Miss Louise did ac- 
cordingly after that. 

Chas. and Sadie McDonald and Co. had a 
sketch that should do very well on the small 
time, with its theme the closing of the Bar- 
bery Coast, plentifully sprinkled with sure- 
fire speeches. The policemen, presumably 
Mr. McDonald, is painfully clear In enunci- 
ation, sounding more like a foreigner trying 
to be exact In English. Of the two men and 
two women the one most realistic Is the 
sailor, the others should change their style 
of delivery to prevent It sounding like a 
platform effort. 

Frank Mullane. telling stories and singing 
two numbers, did extremely well. One or 
two of his stories wore aged but they passed 
with a big laugh. It's pretty easy going for 
a monOloglst at the American these days. 

Rawson and .lime closed the show. 



honors of the evening. Fred Allan was next- 
to-closing with Diss' Monkeys last. 

"One Summer Day" (New Acts) opened, 
followed by Barlow and Deerle, who present 
a turn quite long on appearance but rather 
short on entertainment. "Exemption" came 
before a weekly news pictorial, with 8ol Levoy 
then singing an ill. song. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

A usual bill at the Fifth Avenue the first 
half, with no act running away with the 
applause. Dugan and Raymond got most of 
the laughs from the very good house. 

The Rublo Troupe opened, doing fairly 

well. Two of the men earned the applause. 
Folsom and Drown followed, and while they 
worked hard, didn't seem able to warm up. 
The boy Is an excellent piano player and 
might keep harping on the keys more. The 
girl has appearance and knows how to handle 
a Jazz number but the audience didn't seem 
to know what it was all about. After doing 
fivo songs they exited without returning for 
a bow. Bowers, Walters and Crocker did 
nicely In their tumbling and comedy act. 
The big lad seems to be outdoing his partners 
In getting returns. The rolling under the 
drop helped along materially for a finish. 

"Hit the Trail," a sketch on the Billy Sun- 
day Idea, ran 25 minutes and did well at the 
end. The men, there are four, are all above 
average, but the young Irish girl could be 
Improved upon. A nice offering that should 
hold up the Interest In the larger of the 
smaller houses. 

Foley and O'Neill were the "wallop" In the 
bill, the former practically putting the turn 
over alone with "Baby's Prayer" and "Lib- 
erty Bell." Tho boys are presenting a nloe 
act. Mr. Foley Is showing a tendenoy to stall 
for encores. 

Sylvia Loyal and Co. closed, holding most 
of the house. 



HARLEM 0. H. 

"Making Moving Picture Stars" Is the head- 
line this week and. while a huge attendance 
was expected the unpleasant weather Monday 
night was responsible for the light showing. 
Tho special attraction consumed about .'{0 min- 
utes, with the many contestants called upon 
the stage to do such bits as might be given 
them by the director. Tho affair soon turned 
out to be a comedy, although the patrons 
manifested much Interest In the ld"n, espe- 
cially those with children were selected. The 
director and "props" were Inclined to rear 
more towards a laugh thnn towards the mak- 
ing of a supposed picture, with one bit of 
attaching a youth to wire and lifting him up 
In the wines keeping th? auditors In a roaring 
nvocd. ."Preps.." ttv .»v*?.u-,i. «••« . *\or:/v:!\*re. 
Uetween he nnd the director (who jnilled his 
unnatural hair In disgust ) they made the 
action realistic. 

George and Lilly Harden followed It. The 
couple opened upon the xylophones with a 
couple of fast nnmh«-r«<. ny the time they 
concluded they bad gained the applause 



HAMILTON. 

The show the first half was a good ons but 
with an added attraction (Danolng Contest) 
Monday night business was poor, due to the 
bad weather. 

Menard and Mayne (formerly known aa 

Martin and Frablnl) opened at 8.25 and were 
liked. The team went on without a rehearsal. 
Gladys Taylor and Co., booked for the open- 
ing spot, left after the matinee. Stone and 
Doyle, second, scored the biggest applause of 
the evening with singing and piano playing. 
Mr. Boyle has a nice singing voice, and with 
Arthur Stone, the blind pianist, opposite, 
make a dandy turn. The comedy skit, "A 
Regular Business Man," had a bard time 
starting, but once under way had no trouble. 

Cervo, with his piano accordion, received 
little for operatlo selections but the rag num- 
bers were big. The Empire Comedy Four, 
rext to closing, were saved by the German 
comedian. The "nance" Is the weakest part 
of the act. 

The Flllys Family with their dancing horses 
closed the show nicely. The Dancing Con- 
test and a five- reel feature brought the eve- 
ning to a close. 



23D STREET. 

Joe Dealy and Bister opened the first half 
show, doing very quietly until their cake- 
walk, the best of the turn. Robert Nome 
talked a little and plsyed more, showing skill 
and doing nicely with each Instrument. The 
Mabel Cameron, Allen Devltt company was 
well reoelved in "The Groom Forgot," used 
for several seasons. Act runs too long. 

Modesta Mortensen and Co. (New Acts) 
were followed by Maud Muller, doing the same 
line she did as a "single," but using a new 
opening with Edith Potter, with a tea wagon, 
for the introduction of "spicy gossip." 

The Nine Krazy Kids filled the theatre with 
the "tttage school room bits." One girl has 
a voice. Eddy and Denny worked under diffi- 
culty, owing to one of the boys having a 
severn cold, which affected his singing and 
talking. With this handicap the duo could 
not do themselves justice. The Three Roamno 
Sinters closed the show. They looked well 
and worked hard enough but the act does 
not appear to be framed right for the best 
results. Too much is depended upon a vocal 
hoIo by one girl and un Individual dance 
that was only ordinary. Mark. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE. 

Six acts, a Pathe weekly, and a five-reel 
feature made up tho bill at the Grand opera 
hoiiHc the first half. Attendance was good 
Tuesday night and nearly every turn came In 
for applause. The closing act Is l"The Boys 
Over Here," with five soldiers, fouSrCanadlan* 
and one Scotch Highlander, veterans of the 
present war. All songs used by the quintet 
are war songs, so they can't help but going 
over with them. 

Anderson and Evans opened the show with 
fast acrobatics. They were followed by the 
California Nightingale, a woman with good 
songs well rendered. Tho sketch was "The 
Woman of It." a clever little playlet with a 
company of four, two men nnd two women. 
It was the be«t liked on the- bill. Crane, a 
single ninn doing shadowgraphs, followed the 
Vi'lbi: j'JcV'JLT" Vcy f *nd ,l£ot£M, (map jinil 
woman, colored).' In the next to closing posi- 
tion, scored solid with singing and dancing. 
The tram work* In evening clothes through- 
out, have nn assortment of gool songs, and do 
clever eccentric dancing and Jigging. "The 
Hoys Over Here" were next, with the feature 
final. 



18 



VARIETY 



BILLS. 

(Continued from page 10.) 
Dea Melneo Bernard A Meyers 












ORPHEUM 
(8unday opentnf) 

Nellie Nichols 

Kalmar A Drown 

Allen A Francis 

Loney Haakel 

Louie Hart 

Josef aeon Troup* 

"Broadway Revue" 
Detroit 
TEMPLE (ubo) 

Adelaide A Hughes 

Mack A Walker 

Dlero 

Bert Levy 

Mullen A Coogan 

Mlgnon 

Gordon A Rica 

Rome A Cox 

ORAND (wva) 

(Same lat half ahow 

playing Orpneum, Ft 

Williams, Can. 18-10) 

Cecil A Mack 

Cbaa Llndholm Co 

(Two to fill) 

2d half 

Selbtnl A Grorlnl 

R H Ollea 

Wolf A Stewart 

"Dairy Malda" 

(Two to nil) 

REGENT (mllea) 

Pernlkoff A Roee Bal 

Plelson A Goldls 

Owen McOlveney 

Flaher A Gllmore 

Billy Elliott 

Oangler'e Dogs 
ORPHEUM (miles) 

"Wedding Shells" 

Lew Wilson 



Francis A Kennedy 

2d half 
Bob Tip Co 
Grace DeWlntera 
Florence Henry Co 
Bobbe A Nelson 
"Melody Land" 
Par pro, N. D. 
GRAND (abc) 
Robblna A Fulton 
Prof Andrews 
Borsonl Troupe 
Shipper Kennedy A R 

2d **lf 
Jolly Jeanette 
Holland A Pel letter 
Wra Hall 

O'Rourke A Jordan 
FllBJt, Mich. 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Saginaw split) 
1st half 
EI Vera 8lsters 
Moore A Ross 
Veterans 
Coleman Ooetz 
Tbalerloa Circus 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
"20th Century Whirl" 

2d half 
La Dora Co 
Rodway A Edwards 
Milt Collins 
Fred'k Bowers Rev 
Rucker A Winifred 
Pauline 

Ft. Worth. Tea. 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 



Town«end Wilbur Co Collins A Hart 



Dorothy Kenton 
Reddlngton A Grant 
(One to fill) 

COLUMDIA (sun) 
Baker T A Allen 
Maley A Woods 
Alalia A Delorss 
Bernard Trio 
Tommy Donnelly 
Temple A Huff 
Columbia Players 
Carter Musical Co 
MILES (abc) 
Melnotte LaNole Tr 
Parmon A Mack 
Elinor Sherman 
Jack Reddy 
"The Barrier" 
Earl A Sunshine 
Dnlatk 
ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
O Hoffman Co 
Edward Eamonds Co 
Leo Beers 
Kelly A Calvin 
Elida Morris 

E. Liverpool, O. 
AMERICAN (sun) 
Julia Edwarda Co 
FIVe Immigrants 
Tom Moore A Stacla 
Lamed A Kaufmann 

2d half 
Haley A Haley 
"Book of 8m I lea" 
Stone A Hayea 
Belmonta' Birds 
Esaton, Pa. 
ABEL O H (ubo) 
Frawley A West 
Balrd A Inman 
"Hello Japan" 
Wheeler A Moran 
McLellan A Carson 

2d half 
Jnno 8almo 
Wood A Lawson 
Valentine Vox 
O'Oorman Girls 
"Somewhere In Fr" 
Edmna'As, Can. 
PANTAGBS (p) 
Hope Vernon 
Fat Thompson Co 
Lee Hop Co 
Hs rvey 3 
Goldle A Ayres 
Klsslra. N. T. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Fenwlck Girls 
Eddie Montrose 
Mahoney Bros 
(One to HID 

2d half 
8ylphonos 
Trundle Sisters 
(Two to nil) 

Erie. Pa, 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Bender A Herr 
Geo A Marie Brown 
Adair A Adelpbl 
McKay A Ardlne 
American Comedy 4 
Garclnettl Rros 
Evaanvllle, Ind. 
GRAND (wva) 
(Terre Haute split) 
1st half 
Fred's Pigs 
Irving Goaler 
Oliver & Olp 
Ben Deely Co 
"Follies DeVogue" 
Fall River. Mnss. 
BIJOU (loew) 
The Arleys 
Clark it Wood 



Norwood A Hall 
Primrose 4 
Leona LaMar 
Marguerite Farrell 
Olga Mlabka 3 
(One to fill) 

Freaao, Cal. 
HIP (aAh) 
Buster A Eddy 
Hicks A Hart 
Paul Earl 
Sorrento Quintet 
Jonea A Jones 
The Brownies 

2d half 
Barney First 
"h enter Johnson 
Pox A Evans 
Xylophlends 
Devlin A Miller 
Pearls A Burns 
Larsen Trouple 
GalveMon, Tex. 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 
*14-10) 
(8ame bill playing 

Austin 17-10) 
Laveen A Cross 
Gaylord A Lancton 
Kennedy A Burt 
"America First" 
Walter Brower 
Oakea A DeLour 
Graad Rapids. Mich. 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Margot Francois A P 
Holmes A Buchannan 
McConnell A Simpson 
Lydla Barry Co 
"Dane Girl of Delhi" 
Santos A Hayea 
Chlnko A Kaufman 
Gt. Falls. Moat. 
PANTAOES (p) 
(lfi-10) 
(Same bill playing 

Anaconda 17) 
Stelner Trio 
Countess Verona 
Mile Fleury 
Lawrence Johnston Co 
Hilton A Latar 
Billy King Co 

HIP (ah-wva) 

(12) 

(Same bill playing 

Hip. Butte, 10) 
Willie Karbe 
Kimball A Kenneth 
Arthur A Leah Bell 
Tate's Motoring 
Btine A Snell 
Nlobe 
Green Bay, Win. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Wilfred Du Bols 
Hager A Goodwin 
"The Smart Shop" 
(One to All) 
Greenville, S. C. 

GRAND (ubo) 
(Spartansburg npllt) 

1st half 
Frank A Toby 
Ernest Rnckltt 
Kennedy Sherman A D 
Mills « Moulton 
3 Equlllo Bros 

Hamilton. Can. 

LOEW (loew) 
Florr-nz Duo 
Savannah & Georgia 
Clifton & Kramer 
Wlllu H Wakefield 
Fenton & Oreen 
Rnyal Hussars 

Hamilton. O. 

GRAND (BUii) 



"Notorious Delphlne" 3 Robins 



Ollroy Hayes A Mont 
Nevlns A Brwood 
Three Armstrongs 

2d half 
"Suffragette Revue" 

Harrlabnre*, Pa. 

MAJE8TIC (ubo) 
Harris A Lyman 
Frank Dobson 
Maxwell Quintet 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Mazuma Japa 
Wheeler A Moran 
Live Wlrea 
Ward Wilson A J 
(One to All) 

Hartford, Conn. 
POLI'8 (ubo) 
Sterling A Chapman 
Howard A 8cott 
"When a Man 

Marrlea" 
Newboff A Phelps 
Klrksmlth 8i«t©rs 

2d half 
Stone A Adelaide 
Dave Olaver 
Reno A Return 
Reran A Renard 
Mlllershlp A Gerard 

PALACE (ubo) 
The Newmans 
Cornelia A Adelle 
Dorec's Celebrities 
Nagel A Fletcher 
Australian Crelghtons 

2d half 
Weston A Marlon 
Louis London 
Sheehan Warren A R 
Johnny Eckert Co 
Ks sting Kays 
Hattleabnrar, Mlaa. 
CANTONMENT (loew) 
Parshleys 
Wood A Halperln 
O'Brien Havel Co 
Bob Carl In 
8canlon A Press 

2d half 
Lane A O'Donnell 
Duffy A Montague 
Barton's Revue 
Geo Rosener 
4 Msrtells 

Hohokea. If. J. 
LYRIC (loew) 
Flying Keslers 
Octavo 

Leonard A Dempsey 
Temple 4 
"Peach on Beach" 

2d half 
Mel Eastman 
Florence Randall Co 
Adams A Mangle 
(Two to All) 

Houston, Tex. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Parto A Sllva 
Hufford A Chain 
Georgia Earle Co 
Julletta Dlka 
Morgan Dancers 
Watts A Storey 

Indianapolis 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
McClure A Dolly 
Clark A Lavler 
Great Leon 
Kenny A Hollls 
"Dream Fantasies" 
Rrownlng A Denny 
"Tango Shoes" 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Swan A Swan 
Granville A Mack 
Tom Linton Girls 
Smith A Kaufman 
Tasmanlan Trio 

Ithaen. N. Y. 
STAR (ubo) 
Hill & Bertlna 
Mnrgurlte Calvert 
T Sammies 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Fenwlck Glrla 
Jay Raymond 
(Three to All) 

Jnrknon, Mich. 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Lansing split) 
1st half 
Eddie Badger 
FlfldH A Wells 
"Finders-Keepers" 
Dave Manley 
"Miss Up-to-Date" 

Jacksonville. Fin. 

ARCADE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Savannah split) 
1st half 
Aubrey & Rich 
Ollmnre & LeMoyne 
Bradley A Ardlne 
Kenny A Nobody 
Pete A Pals 

Jersey City, N. J. 

KEITHS (ubo) 
2d half (1013) 
3 Herbert Sis 
NHsnn # Cnstle 
Edwin Ardln Co 
1> Krazy Kids 
Frrd Allen 
•1 Bol B e* 

Jollet. 111. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Plpafax A Panlo 
Fox A Mayo 



Bullys 
Green A Parker 
E Aaorla Co 

Johnstown, Pa. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
(Pittsburgh split) 
1st half 
Dlngley A Norton 
• Dave Klndler 
"The Miracle" 
Fields A Conway 
Van Derkoors 

Kalasaasoo, Mich. 

MAJE8TIC (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 

(Battle Creek split) 

1st half 
Alexandria 
DeNorl A Barlow 
J Gardner Co 
Oscar Loralne Co 
Win Hanlon Co 

Kansas City, Mo. 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 

Blossom Seeley Co 

Cooper A Rlcardo 
in the Dark" 

Harold Dukane Co 

Vardon A Perry 

Skating Bear 

Kouns Pl*t«r* 

PANTAOES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 

Wlllard 

Jack Mack Co 

4 Holloways 

Cook A Lorens 

Van Cello 

Julia Curtis 

Knoxvllle, Tenav. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Chattanooga split) 
1st half 
Marvel 

Helen Vincent 
"Motor Boating" 
Joe Browning 
Columbia A Victor 

Kokosoo, Ind. 

81 PES (ubo) 
Pollers 

Crelghton Belmont A C 
Christie A Bennett 
Harvey DeVora Trio 
& Merry Maids 
2d half 
"20th Century Whirl" 

Lafayette, lad. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Beer~r»n *• *nderv»n 



2d »»«" 

3 Vagrants 
Geo Roland Co 
Milton A Delong 61s 
Geo Demerol Co 

(One to AM) 

Llvlaacaton, Moat. 

STRAND (ah-wva) 

(13) 

(Sams bill playing 

Palace, Oreat Falls, 

17) 
Irving A Montrose 
3 Weston Girls 
Lewfllyn A 8Unley 
Nelson Bann DeMonde 
B Kelly Forrest 
3 Halgs 
Loejaaaport, Ind. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Rucker A Winifred 
Davla A Kitty 
2d half 
Sextet DeLuxe 
Pollard 

Los An*elee 
ORPHEUM 
Montgomery A Perry 
Levolos 

Scotch Lads A Las 
Edwin George 
Tennessee Ten 
Williams A Wolfus 
Harriet Rempel Co 
Willie Weston 

PANTAOES (p) 
Honey Bees 
West A Hale 
Maurice 8amuels Co 
TranaAeld Sisters 
Mile Therege Co 
Flanders A Elster 

HIP (aAh) 
3 Riano'a 
Dan Abeam 
Thornton A Thornton 
Corty 8istera 
Fred Rogen 
Capt Kidder Co 
Byrd A Harvey 
Louisville 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
(Naahvlllu split) 
lat half 
Bernlvlcl Bros 
Madge Maitland 
Whipple Huston Co 
Elbrldge 3 
"Miniature Revue" 

ANDERSON (ubo) 
Herman A 8hlrley 
Fox A Ward 
Mr A Mm Connelly 



BRADY and MAHONEY 



Peggy brooks 
Herbert Lloyd Co 
Milt Collins 
Lasova A Gllmore 

2d half 
Aerial Mitchells 
Arjfo A Virginia 
Havlland Thornton Co 
Welch Mealy A M 
"Betting Bettys" 

Lake Charles, Tex. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(1.V10) . 
(Same bill playing 

Beaumont 17-10) 
The Pucks 
Gonne A Alberts 
Maryland Singers 
Allen Clifford A B 
(One to All) 

Lancaster, Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
2d half (10-12) 
J A V White 
West A Edwards 
Gates ft Flnley 
"The Miracle" 

Lansing;, Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday openlnp) 
(Jackson split) 
1st half 
Van Camps 
Nip A Tuck 
Dorothy Hayes Co 
Demarest & Collette 
Moanaloa Sextet 

Limn, O. 

ORPHEUM (sun) 
Henley A Meredith 
3 Boys A Girl 
Ollle & Johnny Vanls 

2d half 
Dot Marcelle 
Chief Little Elk 

Lincoln. Neb. 

ORPHEUM 
Bophlo Tucker Co 
Frank Westphal 
Raymond Wllbert 
Mr * Mrs Melbourne 
Bert Hughes Co 
Bert Baker Co 

Little Rock. Ark. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Jordan Girls 
Craig & Meeker 
J C Mack Trio 
■•Race of Man" 
Lovenberg A Nesry 



brendel a -toeri 
Albertlna Raah Co 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
Emmy's Pets 

Lowell, Mass. 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
The DeVeas 
Moore A West 
Bradna A Derrick 
Grey A Bryon 
Grossman's Entertain 
Miller A Lyle 

Lynchburg!, Va. 

TRENTON (ubo) 

(Raleigh split) 

1st half 

Louis Stone 

Wayne Mars A Candy 

(One to All) 

Macon, Ga. 

GRAND (ubo) 
(Augusta split) 
1st half 
Young A April 
Carter A Waters 
John T Doyle Co 
Harry Ellis 
Saxo ft 

Madison, Wis. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Wilfred DuBois 
A Nicholsen Trio 
Kingsbury A Munson 
Roth A Roberts 
1917 Winter Garden R 

2d half 
Degnon A Clifton 
Jolly Wild Co 
Gardner A Revere 
Will J Ward Girls 
(One to All) 
Marshalltown, la. 
CASINO (abc) 
2d half 
Geo Clancy Co 
Amer Saxphone 
Herman the Great 
Van A Pearce 

Mason City, In. 
CECIL (abc) 
3 Tones 
Van & Pearce 
Laskys 3 Types 

2d half 
Mareeno Nevaro A M 
Burr & Lea 
J Adler & Girls 
McKeesport, Pa. 
WHITE O H (ubo) 
Maestro Co 



Ross A Moon 
Mississippi Mlssss 
Pistol A Cusblag 
Clown Seal 

2d half 
Bayle A Patsy 
"Honor Thy Children" 
Cocoran A Mack 
Hanlon A Hanlon 
(One to fill) 

Memphis 

ORPHEUM 
Marcka' Lions 
Campbell 81sters 
Mrs G Hughes Co 
7 Honey Boys 
Robins 

Imperial Duo 
Juggling Nelson 

LYCEUM (loew) 
Howard A 8adler 
Conrad A Jeanne 
Eddie Foyer 
4 Renee Girls 

24 half 
Helen Morattl 
Herron A Arnsmgn 
Jenks A Allen 
Penn Trio 

Meriden, Conn. 

POLI'8 (ubo) 
2d half 
Ruth Belmar 
Cornelia A Adele 
Cliff Oreen 
Musical Highlander! 

Mllwaakee 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
"In the Zons" 
Al Herman 
Imhof C A O 
Moors A Whitehead 
Arthur Havel Co 
Libonstl 

Roland Travsrs Co 
Given Lewta 

PALACE (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 
The DeBars 
Kate Watson 
"Smart 8hop" 
Gardner A Revere 
Degnon A Clifton 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Jack A Kitty Demaco 
"6 Little Wives" 
(One to All) 

Minneapolis 

ORPHEUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Elizabeth Murray 
Basil A Allen 
McDonald A Rolland 
Franklin Co 
Phlna Co 
Hanlon A Hanlon 
Sarah Padden Co 

PANTAOE8 (p) 
Zara Carmen 8 
June Mills Co 
Mack A Velmar 
Klnkald Kilties 
Five Metzettls 
(One to All) 

ORAND (wva) 
Geo Nagahara 
Clifton A Dale 
Allen C Plerlot Co 
Tennessee Trio 
Lajoe Troupe 

PALACE (wva) 
Stetson A Huber 
Bertie Fowler 
Bush Bros 

Valyda A Braz Nuta 
"Whirl of Girla" 
(One to AH) 

Mollne, III. 

PALACE (wva) 
Laypo A Benjamin 
Devoy A Dayton 
"The Slacker" 
Zeno A Mandell 
Ernetta Aaorla Co 

2d half 
"Merry-Oo-Round" 

Montgomery, Ala. 

GRAND (ubo) 
(8unday opening) 
(New Orleans split) 
lat half 
Ashley A Allman 
Ed Marshall 
"Jazz Night Mare" 
Helen Ely Co 
Asaha Troupe 

Montreal 

LOEW (loew) 
Alberto 
Minetta Duo 
Taylor A Howard 
Gordon Eldred Co 
Smith A Troy 
Kremka Bros 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 

2d half 

(10-13) 
"Beauty" 
Baker A Rogers 
Dunan A Raymond 
Sisters Mlllette 
Swan & Mr/Ck 
Larry Reilly Co 

1st half 

S4-10) 
ardner 
Ben A Hazel Mann 
3 Hlckey Bros 
F J Ardath Co 
Florenz Tempest 
(One to All) 



STAR (sua) 
F A O Demont 
Bd Lynch Go 
Las A Lawrsaos 
Fred A Albert 
2d half 
Thras Robins 
Gllroy Haynea A Moot 
Nevlns A Brwood 
Three Armstrongs 

Maskegjea. Mich. 

REGENT (ubo) 
Aerial Mitchells 
Bruce Morgan A B 
5 Funsters 
Welch Mealy A M 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Aroo Bros 
Peggy Brooks 
•Merchant Prtnoa" 
Sol Bsrns 
"Miss America" 



D DeSchellc Os 
DeForssts A Palk 
Dsdle Vsldls Oo 



Nashville, Tai 

PRINCE88 (ubo) 

(Louisville split) 

1st half 

O'Nell Twins 

Crawford A Broderlck 

"Blackface Revue" 

Rita Gould 

Royal Hawatlans 

Newark, If. J. 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
King Saul 
Phllbrlck A DeVos 
Evelyn Cunningham 
"Lincoln of U 8 A" 
Ferguson A Sunderl'd 
Knapp A Cornelia 

2d half 
Rambler Sisters 
Gllson A DeMont 
Gertrude Cogert 
8hannon A Annls 
Browning A Dawson 
Z Jordan A Zeno 

New Haven, Caan. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Weston A Marlon 
Wlllard A Wilson 
Johnny Eckert Co 
Musical Highlanders 

2d half 
Van Orden A Fallows 
"The Right Men" 
Newnoff A Phelps 
Robert Demont 8 



ORPHEUM 
(8unday opening;) 

Mclntyre A Heath 

Harry Oreen Go 

The Gaadsmlths 

Bert 8wor 

Rae B BaU 

Alexander Kids 

8 Stewart Sisters 
PANTAGBS (p) 
(Sunday opening) 

Joe Roberts 

Arlova Dancers 

Jos K Watson 

Mumford A Thompson 

Herbert Brooks Oo 

A Readings 

Eire's Leopards 
HIP (ah-wra) 
(18) 

Violet A Che lea 

Kllsby A Geneva 

Dolly Bennstt A T 

Cllf Dsan Players 

Zuhn A Dries 

Swain's Cockatoos 

Utah 

(TAGB8 (p) 

(17-18) 
Larson A Wilson 
RIgoletto Bros 
8 Serenadere 
Ash A Shaw 
Riggs A Ryan 
Johnson Dean Revue 

Omaha 

ORPHBUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Trixle Frigania Co 
Will Oakland Co 
Tower A Darrsll 
Lloyd A Britt 
Lucille A 'Cockle" 
Cycling Bmnsttss 
Arthur Desgon 
Passale, If. J. 
PLAYHOU8B (ubo) 
2d half (10-12) 
La Viva 

Warner A Aster 
Holer A Wheelock 
Smith A Palmer 
P La Van A Dobbs 
Pawrncket, R. L 
SCENIC (ubo) 
Maxlmllllan's Dogs 
Stuart A Ollvs 



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New Orleaaa 

ORPHBUM 
J B Hymer Co 
Bronson A Baldwin 
Rita Maria Orch 
Rita Boland 
Cartmell A Harris 
Wm Ebbs 
Merle's Cockatoos 
PALACE (ubo) 

(Montgomery split) 
1st half 
Van A Belle 
Skipper A Kastrup 
Eva Taylor Co 
Hendricks A Padula 
Gypsy Singers 

CtrfSCEiT (loew) 
Lane A O'Donnell 
Al Burton's Revue 
Geo Rosener 
4 Martells 

2d half 
Collier A DeWalde 
Howard A Sadler 
Conrad A Jeanne 
Eddie Foyer 
4 Renee Girls 

New Rochelle, N. Y. 

LOEW (loew) 
Bennington A Scott 
Lang A Green 
Cbaa L Fletcher 

2d half 
Bell Thazer Bros 
Kllnore A Carleton 
"Expansion" 

Norfolk. Va. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Richmond split) 

1st hslf 

Wheeler A Potter 

Nlta Johnson 

"Fashion Shop" 

Diamond A Brennan 

Ciaremont Bros 

No. Yakima, Week. 

EMPIRE (ah-wva) 

(13) 

(Same bill playing 

Hip. Tacoma, 17) 
LeRoy A Paul 
Walman A Berry 
Frank Rogers 



Arthur Whitslaw 
Barney Williams Co 

2d half 
Martin Duo 
Jennie Mlddleton 
Larry Reilly Co 
Glen A Jenkins 



I1L 

ORPHBUM (wva) 
Willis Missel m Co 
Fox A Mayo 
"Magmslne Girls" 
Electrical Venus 
(Ons to fill) 

2d half 
Harvey DeVora 8 
"Flirtation" 
Nell McKlnley 
Bedlnls Horses 
(One to fill) 

Philadelphia 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Elsie J an Is 
Conroy A LeMaire 
Raymond Bond Co 
Joaie Heather Co 
Moore A Gerald 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Helder A Packer 
4 Kings 
"Riding School" 

GRAND (ubo) 
4 Lukens 

McGowsn A Gordon 
Farrell Taylor Co 
Reno 

Shattuck A O'Nell 
Little Nap A Hip 
WM PENN (ubo) 

2d half (10-12) 
Gardner A Hartman 
L Madden Co 
O'Nell A Wsmaley 
Oriental Singers 
KEY8TONE (ubo) 

2d half (10-12) 
Eugene Emmett Co 
Jonea A Oreenley 
Dayton Family 

Pittsburgh 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Lew Hershsy 
Yank A Dixie 
Evans A Lloyd 
Connors A Huyck 




VARIETY 



Oanarte * Cln» 
Prank King 
Prella's Clrom 
(On* to fill) 

DAVI9 (tibc) 
Ohtyo 4 Ofatjo 
MoMahon A Ohapell* 
Bailey * Cowan 
Medlln Wattt 4 T 
Lnollle Cavanaugh Co 
DoLeon A Dnvia 
8porU In Alps 
(Two to fill) 
8HBRIDAN 8Q (nbo) 
(Johnstown aplttj 
lit half 
Jaooba A- Sardell 
Butter * Scott 
"Miniature Revue" 
Force * Williams 
Mystlo Hanson 3 

Pnntlne, Mich. 

OAKLAND (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
The Olmsteads 
Falrman * Patrick 
Black * WhlU Rot 
Klnaa 
Walter Baker Co 

2d half 
"Good-Bye Bway" 

PortlamdU Me. 

KEITHS (Ubo) 
Alanson 

Abbott 4 WhlU 
lloiin 81sUrs 
Roselle Trio 
"Corner Store" 
Dooley A Sales 

Portias** Orsu 

OKl'HJfiUM 
Alan Brooks Co 
Elan Rueggcr Co 
Clara Howard 
Mack A Barl 
King A Harvey 
Alanka Duo 
Tools Paka Co 

PANTAGBS (p) 
PrlmroM Mlustrels 
Barton A Hill 
MarletU's Marionettes 
Alice Hamilton 
Jan Rublnl 

Hlf (ah-wva) 
(13) 
Juggling DeLlsle 
Leonard A Haley 
May A BUlle Barl 
Bert Draper 
N Santoro Co 
Oandell Sisters Co 

PiwTldeaeee, R. I. 

KEITH 8 (ubo) 
Camilla's Birds 
Adeline Francis 
Flanagan A Edwards 
NonetU 

Prosper A Maret 
Morris A Campbell 
Wm Qaxton Co 
Athos A Reed 
(One to HID 

MAJB811C (loew) 
Asakl Duo 
Hunter A Godfrey 
Mabel Harper Co 
Wm Plnkham Co 
Cardo A Noll 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 

2d half 
Wolford's Dogs 
Murray A Love 
Maude Tiffany 
Lew Cooper Co 
Johnson Howard Lis 
(One to fill) 

Qalacy, I1L 

ORrHBUM (wva) 
"Bunny side of Bway" 

2d half 
"Mimic World" 

Raleigh, If. C. 

STRAND (ubo) 
(Lynchburg split) 
1st half 
Harry Batcbelor 
The Dooleys 
(One to fill) 

Reading* Pa. 

HIP (ubo) 
8azaphone Four 
Brltt Wood 
Wedding Shells 
Ward Wilson A J 
Juno Sal mo 

2d half 
Frawley A West 
Harris A Lyman 
Maxwell Quintet 
Frank Dobson 
(One to fill) 

Richmond, Ind. 

MURRAY (ubo) 
Sol Berns 
Doyle A Elaine 
2d half 
Creighton Belmont A C 
Christie A Bennett 

Richmond, Va. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Norfolk split) 
1st half 
Newkirk A Homers 
Benny A Woods 
Fern A Davis 
Swor A Avery 
Lohse A Sterling 



moke, Ta, 
ROANOKE (nbo) 
(Charlotto split) 
1st half 
8 Angell 81s 
Carroll A Flynn 
"Under One Roof" 
Bam Hearn 
Choy Ling Hee Co 

Rochester, If. T. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Belle Baker 
Joe Jackson 
Fklyn Ardell Co 
Lee Kohlmar Co 
3 Chums 

Beneee A Balrd * 
3 Jahna 
Nolan A Nolan 

FAMILY (sun) 
The Freemans 
Carl Deangelo 
Merrltt A Bridewell 
Lillian Mortimer Co 
Mitchell Orlswold A M 
Zeb Zarrow Tr 

RockfforA, III. 

PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Kelso Bros 
Jolly Wild Co 
Eadle A Ramsden 
Foster Ball Co 
Will J Ward Girls 

2d half 
Cummin A Seahum 
Devoy A Dayton 
Kingsbury A Munson 
Kate Watson 
1017 Winter Garden R 

Sacramento, CaL 

ORPHBUM 

(13-14) 

(Same bill playing 

Stockton 13-10; Fresno 

18-10) 
"Por Pity's 8ake" 
Herbert Clifton Co 
Trovers A Douglas 
Tyler A St Clair 
JAB Morgan 
Bee Ho Gray Co 
EMPRESS (ah-wva) 

(13) 
(Same bill playing 
Victory, San Jose, 10) 
Kenny A LaFrsnce 
Bernard A Merrltt 
Knight Benson A H 
"Camp In Rockies" 
G F Hall 
Bonessltl Troupe 

HIP (a&h) 
Violet A Charles 
Kllsby A Geneva 
D Bennett A Young 
Cliff Dean Players 
Zuhn A Drelss 
Swain's Cockatoos 

2d half 
Sweeny A Newton 
Ollva Duo 
Adna Trio 
•Wireless Girl" 
Keely A Davis 
LaVlne Trio 

Saarlnnw, Mich. 

JEF-8TRAND (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Flint split) 
1st half 
Gus Henderson 
Mahoney A Rogers 
"Please Mr Detec" 
Ray Conlln 
Page Hack A Mack 

St. Loo la 

ORPHEUM 
Lean A Mayfleld 
4 Haley Sisters 
'•Night Boat" 
Lyons A Yosco 
Fitzgerald A Senna 
Mile Leltcel 
Horn A Ferris 
Ferns Bige A M 

St. Pool 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
"Vanity Fair" 
Cooper A Robinson 
V A E Stauton 
H A E Con ley 
Regal A Bender 
Harry Holman Co 
PALACE (wva) 
Selblnl A Grovlnl 
Winchester A Claire 
Wolf A Stewart 
"Dairy Maids" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Flying Weavers 
Sena A Webber 
(Two to fill) 

HIP (abc) 
Holland A Pel letter 
Burr A Lea 
American Saxophone 
O'Rorke A Jordon 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Skipper Kennedy A R 
Wright A Davis 
Borsonla Troupe 
Robinnn A Fulton 
(One to fill) 

Salt Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
"Four Husbands" 
Harry Van Fossen 



Robbie Gordons 
Winona Winters 
Jss H Cullen 
Herbert's Dogs 

C A 7 Usher 

PANTA0B8 (p) 
Doric Lester 8 
Pedrlnls Monks 
GUraln Dancers 
4 Casters 
Strand Trio 
Harry Jolsou 

Sam A stent* Tex. 

MAJESTIC (InUrl 
Moon A Morris 
McCormlck A Wallace 
Marie Stoddard 
"Rubevllle" 
Patrioola A Meyers 
Dupree A Dupree 

MAJESTIC CAMP 
(Inter) 
Blnns A Burt 
Archer A Ward 
"Night In Honolulu" 
Demanby A Durkln 
Tartan 

Snn Diego 
PANT AGES (p) 
Hong Kong Mys 
Frank Bush 
McDermott A Wsllsoe 
"Revue De Vogue" 
Martyn A Florence 
Nan Gray 

HIP (aAh) 
Fisher's Circus 
Al Prince 
Costa Troupe 
Monshan A Monahan 
Cook A Hamilton 
Fanchon A Marco 

2d half 
7 Variety Dancers 
Link A Roblneon 
Vincent A Carter 
Alice Teddy 
The Toto's 
Cook A Hamilton 

Snn Franclaeo 

ORPHBUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Jos Howard's Revut 
Connelll A Craven 
Frank Crumlt 
Kanazawa Japs 
Rice A Werner 
Holt A Rosedale 
Anna Chandler 
Avon Comedy 4 
Sylvester A Vance 
PANTAGBS (p) 

(Sunday opening) 
Del Lawrence Co 
Dona I Sisters 
Bill Prultt 
"Cycle of Mirth" 
Naynon'a Birds 
Byal A Early 

CASINO (aAh) 

(Sunday opening) 
K Benson A Holly 
Alveres Duo 
Rosalie Asher 
Glen Ward 
Shanghai Trio 
"Night With Poets" 
HIP (aAh) 

(Sunday opening) 
Kennedy A LaFrance 
"Camp In Rockies" 
Bernard A Merrltt 
Walsh A Rand 
Geo F Hall 
DeValo Bros 



San Jene, Cal. 

VICTORY (ah-wva) 

(13) 
(Same bill playing 

Hip. Oakland, 10) 
Sweeny A Newton 
Aleve Duo 
Adanac Trio 
Wireless Girl 
Kelly A Davis 
LaVlne Trio 

Saaahatoon, Can. 

EMPIRE (wva) 

(14-10) 

(Same bill playing 

Reglna, Regina, Can, 

17-111) 
Tiny Trio 
Larry Haggerty 
Leona's Ppnles 
McLaln Gates Co 
Savannah, Ga. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
(Jacksonville split) 
1st half 
Yankee A Dixie 
Armstrong A 8trouse 
Lew Holtz 
Powell Family 
tOne to fill) 

Schenectndy, if. V. 

PROCTORS (ubo) 
(Syracuse split) 
1st half 
Les Keillors 
Francis Dougherty 
Drew A Wallace 
Lightners A Alex 
Fantasia 

'Keno A VTwwccr piay 

Syracuse 2d half only) 

Scranton, Pa. 

POLIS (ubo) 

(Wllkes-Barre split) 

1st half 
DeWlnters & Rose 
Miller Peek a Selz 
C Crawford Co 
Barnes A Robinson 
3 Willie Bros 



Seattla 

ORPHBUM 

i Sunday opening) 
Ian Bros 

Comfort A King 
Bessie Rempel Co 
Doc O'Noll 
"Five of Clubs" 
Bogarr Co 
Moore A Haager 

PANTAGBS (p) 
Lottie Mayer A Girls 
"LoU A LoU" 
Brooks A Powers 
J Singer A Dolls 
Beatrice McKensle 
PAL-HIP ( ah-wva i 

(13) 
(Same bill playing 
Hip, Portland. Ore, 

17) 
Rice Bell A B 
Valle 

Orr A Hager 
M Courtney Co 
Visions of Art 
Vincent A Kelly 

Slonx City, In. 

ORPHBUM (wva) 
Folly A Mae*tmo 
JAG O'Meare 
Mettle Choate Co 
Ford A Ooodridge 
Dan Sherman Co 

2d half 
"Paradise Valley" 

PRINCB88 (abc) 
Morrell'e Toy 8hop 
Lee Valdonas 
Maurice Woods 
J Adler A Girls 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Sinclair A Tyler 
Forrest A Church 
(qne to fill) 

Slonx Fnlln, S. D. 

ORPHEUM (abc) 
Weeton Trio 
Davla A Fltzgibbons 
"Thou Shslt Not Kill" 
Richard the Great 

2d half 
Morrell'a Toy Shop 
Maurice Woods 
Cleveland A Downey 
(One to fill) 

So. Bend* Ind. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

3 Bobs 

Wallace Galvln 
Sextet DeLuxe 
Richards A Kyle 
Arco Bros 

2d half 
Weber Beck A F 
Black A White Rev 

4 Ankers 

"Aftor the Psrty" 
(One to Sll) 

Spnrtnnabarjr, S. C. 

HARRIS (ubo) 
(Greenville split) 
1st hslf 
AJax A Emily 
Casson A Sherlock 81s 
The Pucks 
Ed Morton 
Glrard's Circus 

Spokane 

PANTAGE8 (p) 
The FreecotU 
"Bscbelor Dinner" 
Minettl A 8edllll 
Musical Keubns 
Wilkins A Wilklns 

Springfield, 1IL 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
2 Blondyn 
Madle DeLong 
"0 Little Wives" 

2d half 
Holden A Graham 
Mr A Mrs W O Claire 
Henry A Moore 
"Prosperity" 
The Dohertys 
Cronln's Novelty 

Springfield, Nana. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Harma Trio 
Isabel le Miller Co 
Oeorgle Jessed 
Chas Morstl Co 
MUlershlp A Gerard 

2d half 
Burkes A Kendsll 
"Dancing a la Carte" 
Jordan A Lovera 
Hudson A Murrey 
Fay Colleys A Fay 
Aeroplane Girls 

BWAY (loew) 
John Cutty 
Robinson A Dewey 
John G Sparks Co 
Tyler A Crolius 
Gliding O'Mearas 

2d half 
King 8aul 
Ovcrholt A Young 
•lesrfte- Haywarur Co 
Henry Frey 
Mangean Troupe 

Sprlnsrfleld, O. 

SUN (sun) 
Elizabeth Otto 
Sylvester SchafTer Co 

2d half 
Lee A Lawrence 
Sylvester Schaffer Co 



gnperler. Win. 

PALACE (wva) 
Cell! Opera Co 
Chae J Harris Co 
Cole A Colemsn 
Kobsn Japs 
R H Giles 

2d half 
Winchester A Claire 
Hallen A Ooss 
Haddon A Norman 
Alma Co 
(One to fill) 

Symenee* If . Y. 

TBMPLB (ubo) 
(Schenectady split) 
1st hslf 
Hartman A Varady 
8 Southerners 
Mason Keeler Co 
George Armstrong 
Ouerln A Newell 
(Frlecoe plays Syra- 
cuse 1st half only) 

CRESCENT (ubo) 
Btevene A Bordeaux 
Mitchell A Mitch 
Jas A Jessie Burns 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
C Hanson A VU 4 
Brown A Fields 
Froslnl 
(Two to fill) 

Taronsn 

PANTAOB8 (p) 
Wilson's Lion. 
Bert Touhey Co 
Lewis A Lake 
Grindell A Esther 
Arno Antonio 8 
Alohs Trio 

HIP (ah-wva) 
(Same bill playing 
Palace • Hip, Seattle 

17) 
Thlesen'e Pete 
Calvin A Thornton 
Millard Broe 
LaVlnge Sisters 
Dave Thursby 
DeKocb Sisters 

Terre Hnnte, Ind. 

HIP (wvs) 
(Evsnsvllle split) 
1st half 
Wm DeHollla Co 
Black A O'Donnell 
"The Unexpected" 
Hugo Lutgena 
InUr'nal Rev 

Toledo 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Katberlne Powell Co 
Laser A Dale 
Jack Alfred Co 
Victoria 3 
Gould A Lewis 
Chas Grepewln Co 
Warren A Templeton 
Yvette A Saranoff 
Jack Wilson Co 
Prevost A Brown 

Toronto 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Maud Earl Co 
Seymour Brown Co 
Violet Beeson Co 
Fink'a Mules 
Hamilton A Barnee 
Walter Weems 
Leopold A Lewis 
HIP (ubo) 
Bollinger A Reynolds 
Joe Taylor 
Mualcal McLarens 
Margaret Dawson Co 
Texas 4 
Arthur LaFleur 

YONGE ST (loew) 
Wm Morris 
Ryan A Juliette 
Dale A Burch 
Florence Rayfleld 
"The Neglect" 
Kane A Herman 
Ishlkawa Japs 

Trenton, N. J. 

TAYLOR (ubo) 
2d half (10-12) 
Bessie Lester 
Johnson A Kayne 
Farrel Taylor Co 
Bernard A Lloyd 
Kate A Willie 

Troy, ft. Y. 

PROCTOR'8 (ubo) 
(Albany split) 
1st half 
Sully Rogers A 8 
Chan Glbbs 
Dorothy Granville Co 
"Fashions a la Cafte" 
"Race of Edge" 
Misses Chalfonte 

Union mil, IV. J. 

HUDSON (ubo) 
2d half (10-12) 
J Leonbardt 
"When Man Marries" 
James Howard 
Lewis A Hurst 
lenHJ? £. LUHbr 
Utlcn. N. V. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Flying Henry 
C Hanson « VII 4 
"Futuristic Revue" 
(Four to fill) 

2d half 
Mcintosh Maids 
Smith Austin Co 
(Five to fill) 



VnnconTer. B. O. 
ORPHBUM 
Carus A Comer 
Bernle A Baker 
Boothby A Bverdeen 
Altruism 
Selma Brants 
Claude Roods Co 
8tan Stanley Co 

PANTAGBS (p) 
Rosalind 
The Langdons 
Jarvla A Harrison 
TAG Florens 
D Harris A Variety 4 
Cortes Trio 

Victoria, B. O. 

PANTAOBS (P) 
"Bride Shop" 
F A Walters 
8enator Murphy 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Rodrlsques 

Vlrglaln, Minn. 

LYRIC (wva) 
(1D-20) 
Cell I Opera Co 
Cole A Coleman 
Koban Japs 

Waco, Ten. 

MAJE8TIC (Inter) 
(18-14) ' 
Capes and Snow 
Three Vagranta 
Geo Rolland Co 
Nells Allen 
George Demerol Co 
Milton A DeLong 81a 
Bouncers Circus 

Walla-Walla, Waaa 

LIBERTY (ah-wva) 

(13) 
(Same bill ploying 
Fmplre, No Yaklms, 
18) 

Cllf Bally Duo 
Davis A Wslker 
Stanley A Gold 
Mr A Mrs 8 Psyne 
BUlle Bowman 
Hong Kong Troupe 

Washington, D. C. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lady Duff Gordon 
JAB Thornton 
Ragtime Rellly 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Ellnore A Carlton 
Margaret Edwards 
Gallarlnl 8lsters 
Everest's Monks 
Waterktnry, Conn. 

POLIS (ubo) 
Burkes A Kendall 
Van Orden d Fallows 
Aeroplane Girls 
Fay Coleys A Fay 
Regan ft Rensrd 
Annette Kellermann Co 

2d half 
Harms Trio 
Helen Harrington 
Chas Moratl Co 
Wlllard A Wilson 
Alf Grant 

Annette Kellermann Co 

Wnterloo, In. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 

(Sunday opening) 

"Paradise Valley" 

2d half 
Hector A Pala 
F Mack A Maybelle 
Moran A Wiser 
Ward A Raymond 
Arthur LaVlne Co 
Wheeling. W. Vn. 
VICTORIA (sun) 
Haley A Haley 
"Booft of Smiles" 
Stone A Hayes 
Belmont's Birds 
2d. half 
Julia Edwards 
Hack A Leasing 
Tom A Stscla Moore 
Lerned A Kaufmann 
Wllkew-narre, Pa. 
POLI'S (ubo) 
(Scranton split > 
1st hnir 
Joe A Vera Whits 
Lewis A White 
Rawson ft Clare 
Corb Sbep ft Donovan 
GUlettl's Monl.s 
Wlnnlneg 
ORPHEUM 
Cressy ft Dayne 
Morton ft Glass 
Scarproff ft Varvara 
Kerr ft Weston 
Alfred LaTell Co 
Zlorlen ft Ken S 
Al Shayne 

PANTAOES (p) 
Topsy Equestrians 
John ft Mno Burke 
Sliver A Duval 
Thf LHnnd» 
Andorson's Revue 

STRAND (wva) 
Duvnl ft Simmons 
"A Renl Pal" 
Elklris Fay ft E 
Lf.v.rh I uOuln'Hn 3 

2d hnlf 
Soymorc'B Family 
('•■ell ft Bern Ice 
Mnr O'Noll 
"IriHpcrptlnn fJIrls" 
Woonnorkft, n. I. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
Jennie Mlddleton 
Larry Rellly Co 
Oleo A Jenkins 



2d half 
Stewart A Olive 
Arthur Whltelaw 
Maximllllan'a Dog* 
Worcester, Mane. 

POLI'S (Ubo) 
Stone A Adelaide 
Cliff Green 
Hudson A Murphy 
Olga 
"Forest Fire" 

2d half 
The Newmans 
Loughlln A West 
Oeorgle Jessell 
"Forest Fire" 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Little Johns 
Dsve Galver 
"It Happened In Arls" 
Jordon A Lovere 
"Dances a la Carte" 

2d half 
Chief Tenahoa 
Howard A Scott 
"When Man Marries" 
Barton Oliver A Mack 
Yonkera, N. Y. 
PROCTOR'S (ubd) 
4 Boleea 
Marlon Harris 
Corcoran A Mack 



If 



7 White Kuhne 
Jimmy Huasey Co 
Big Frans Co 

2d half 
Frlscoe 

Qilmore A Castle 
Barry Girls 
Laura Hope Crews Co 
John T Ray Co 
Sylvia Loyal Co 

Youagotowa, O. 

KEITH'S i ubo) 
Arnold A Florens 
Russell Ward Co 
Hush Herbert Co 
Whiting A Burt 
Eddie Leonard Co 
Al Abbott 
The Mclntyree 
(One to fill) 

York, Pa. 
OPERA HOU8E (ubo) 
McLoughlln A Evans 
"The New Model" 
Bandy 8haw 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Doherty A Seal In 
Green IgaH A Dean 
Gautler's Animals 
(Two to Oil) 



ELTINGE BUYS 15 PLAYS. 

The biggest collective Aim royalty 
has been agreed to by Julian Eltinge 
and Sanger & Jordan, controlling the 
screen and stage rights to the pieces 
indicated. Fifteen plays have been ob- 
tained by Eltinge for future screen 
presentment. Among the best known 
are "The Strange Adventures of Mist 
Brown," "Miss Jack/' "Glittering 
Gloria" and "The Rose of Kildare* 
Also contracted for will be two new 
special subjects, written by Edgar A. 
Paulton, entitled "For Belgium/' and 
the other yet to be named. 

The royalties for the 15 pieces will 
aggregate $60,000. Eltinge personally 
selected the material. 



QUESTIONNAIRE INFORMATION. 

Henry J. Goldsmith, of Henry J. and 
Frederick Goldsmith, the theatrical 
attorneys, has been appointed a mem- 
ber of the Legal Advisory Board of 
New York. 

Mr. Goldsmith has volunteered to 
furnish any professional necessary in- 
formation in filling out their ques- 
tionnaire, and Mr. Goldsmith may be 
seen by appointment at Variett's 
office or the downtown offices of his 
firm, at 41 Park Row. 



TOO COLD FOR GIRLS.* 

Never before have the burlesque girls 
suffered so much with the cold as they 
did last week in the local theatres. 
Not a 'company played the week out 
with its full chorUs quota in action, 
some of the shows reporting from four 
to eight missing, their absence marked 
up to "colds." 

Drew & Campbell's "Liberty Maids" 
had four girls out last Friday night, 
while the Dan Coleman company in 
Jersey City had a similar number laid 
up the same night. Billy Watson's 
"Beef Trust" was. the hardest hit- 
eight girls off duty Friday, with the 
show being given with only twelve 
(equivalent; according to Billy's "beef 
ratio," to twenty-four). 



MUTUAL HEARD FROM. 

Of late little has been heard about 
the Mutual in New York as to its 
activities for the new year, but the 
arrival last week of S. S. Hutchinson, 
the Chicago film maker, who dis- 
tributes via the Mutual with his Ameri- 
can brands, brought out the fact that 
Mutual is desirous of renewing its con- 
tract with William Russell, whose ser- 
vice period expired in December. 

Indications point to Russell organ- 
izing his own company. 

Hutchinson declared the Mutual will 
be just as important, if not more so, 
than the year just ending* 



GRAB'S HOME HOSPITAL. 

The Government purchased the 
home of Matt Grati at Sea Cliff, Long 

Island, this week for $40000. and will 
utilize the grounds and building for a 
hospital. 



Eugene Meyers is in charge of the 
new Loew theatre at Hamilton, Can. 

Peter V. MncGuire is now managing 
the Jefferson for the Moss offices. 



20 



VARIETY 



OH 



OBITUARY 



CharUs W. Benn«tt died Jan. 3 at 
the Christ Hospital, Jersey City, fol- 
lowing an operation for appendicitis. 
He was around 48 years of age and was 
engaged with the Equitable Life 
Assurance Society at the time of his 
death. In 1906 Mr. Bennett was a real 
estate operator in Winnipeg, and in 
that year promoted what afterward 
became known as the Bennet Circuit 
(vaudeville) and is now known as the 
Canadian Circuit. In 1906 Bennett 
opened the Majestic, London, Canada, 
with houses in Montreal, Ottawa and 
Hamilton the following year. He left 
his position as general manager of the 
circuit in 1910, succeeded by Clark 
Brown, who took over Bennett's in- 
terests at the reorganization, with the 
circuit continuing as the Canadian Cir- 
cuit. Since then it has added several 
theatres to its possessions, recently 
opening a new house for vaudeville 
(Princess) in Montreal. Bennett went 
to Havana immediately after severing 
his connection, unsuccessfully trying to 
promote vaudeville in the Theatre 
Peret in that city, returning to this 
country and taking up life insurance. 



William McKay, aged 56, died Jan. 3 
in New York and was buried Jan. 5 
from Campbell's Funeral Parlors, with 
Henry Chesterfield, of the National 
Vaudeville Artists, delivering the ora- 
tion. Mr. McKey was suddenly 
attacked with acute indigestion, dying 
about six hours afterward. He played 
last in vaudeville, with his wife, in 
"Mickey," the deceased having taken 
the role of the bishop in the playlet. 



in iWemoriam 



Our Dear Little Mother 

Who Left Us 
Nina Year* Ago Today 

Mr. and Mrs. Jo Paige Smith 
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Petersen 



Mine. Vernia, who co-starred with 
Patti, died in Seattle, Jan. 3, at the 
home of her daughter. She had, studied 
under Lizst, Rubcnstein and other 
noted composers, having appeared 
publicly for 35 years or over. The 
deceased was known in Seattle as 
Mrs. Vonkalow, with her proper name 
Countess Anna Pauline Von Gorst, 
said to have been a first cousin to the 
reigning German Kaiser. 



In 



My 



LOVING MEMORY 
of 

Dear Mather 

Who departed this life Dec. 5th, 1917, 
at Cleveland. 

I with to thank our many sincere 
friends for their kind eipreislon of 
sympathy and record daring my sor- 

r ° W CARRIE V. AVERY 

(Van snd Carrie Avery) 



Fenimore Cooper Towns, aged 25 
yrars, died Jan. 4 at the home of his 
father, 214 West 92d street, New York, 
as the result of septic poisoning, from 
which he had been suffering for three 
i:ionths. He had starred in vaudeville 
and was also in the cast of "Other 
l'eople's Money" and appeared with the 
late George* Richards in "Easy Money." 



Matilda Scott Paine died Jan. 5 at 
the Hospital for Incurable Cancer. 
Miss Paine at one time was a star with 
'lie \k-r.iii Opera Co., and later con- 
ducted a theatrical agency with Mrs. 
Fernandez. The deceased was buried 
from Campbell Funeral Church, the 
Actors' Fund conducting the services. 



toured with an illustrated lecture of 
"The Passion Play." The deceased's 
private name was Harry Feicht. 

Jack Kane, for many years head fly- 
man on the stage at the Casino, Phila- 
delphia, died this week after a short 
illness with pneumonia. He was 38 
years of age. He was buried by the 
T. M. A. lodge of Philadelphia. 



GUS COHAN 

MY BELOVED HUSBAND 

Departed this Ufa Dec. 15th, 1117, 

aged 4t years and ons day. 

KATE WATSON COHAN 



Clada Young Blett, aged 22, died Jan. 
1, in the Misercordia Hospital, New 
York, from appendicitis. Miss Young 
had been in burlesque for several sea- 
sons. She was the wife of Wilfred 
Blett, a lyric tenor, now in vaudeville. 



Fred Both, age 60 years, attached to 
the Hippodrome property department 
for years, unmarried, was found dead 
in bed in his New York home Dec. 22. 
Heart trouble was given as the cause. 

The father of Blanche Rose Jess died 
at his home in Spokane, Dec. 26, at the 
age of 65. Mrs. Jess left "The Inno- 
cent Maids" in Detroit to attend the 
funeral. 



Mrs. Jeanette Earle, wife of Robert 
Earle, died Dec. 27 at Mercy Hospital, 
Chicago. 



Harry Ellsworth died in New York 
last week, aged 56. He had been a 
theatrical manager and of late years 



The father of Al Dorsch (Dorsch 
and Russell) died Jan. 1 at Newark, 

N. J. 

The father of Hubert Dyer died in 
New York Jan. 3. 

BURLESQUE PLANNING. 

The Columbia and American bur- 
lesque wheels are laying tentative 
plans to meet transportation difficul- 
ties. Some weeks ago burlesque man- 
agers were instructed to have the mem- 
bers of casts and choruses make pro- 
vision for carrying wardrobe. 

Instructions now will be that at the 
slightest sign of trouble the companies 
must carry wardrobes on their arms if 
necessary and "make" the next town, 
the show then using the house sets. 

There has to date been no real diffi- 
culty, although in several cities in the 
Central West the opening matiness 
have been missed for the last three 
weeks. 

But several burlesque producers are 
looking ahead and are considering a 
possible curtailment or elimination of 
baggage cars, even if the latter step 
woultt be temporary. 

A number of American wheel pro- 
ducers have advanced several plans. 
One is to use house sets whenever 
baggage cars arc delayed. Scenic 
artists might be installed and prepare 
sets from photos as nearly as was 
possible. 

Another idea is to. split the circuit 
into zones, operating a group of shows 
within that zone. One zone might in- 
clude territory from Boston to Balti- 
more. 12 or more weeks. After play- 
ing the zone each company could put 
on a new show. In isolated stands 
like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Minneapolis, 
etc., a stock burlesque policy might be 
resorted to. That zone scheme would 
hardly be employed except in cases of 
extremity, and auto trucks will be tried 
out before revolutionizing circuit 
.-chedules. 

Sam Scribner (Columbia) said no 
plans had been formulated as yet, but 
that companies had been ordered to 
take no chances in the way of ward- 
robe. House sets will be employed 
when necessary. One official remarked 
it could do little harm to cut out scenes 
in a number of shows now touring. 



CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. 

Competitive examinations under the 
United States Civil Service Commis- 
sion are announced in various trades 
and professions. Full information may 
be secured, with application blanks, by 
applying to the Civil Service Commis- 
sion in Washington, or the various 
boards in all of the large cities. 

List No. 1. — Examinations of the 
non-assembled type; that is, those in 
which competitors are not assembled 
tor an examination, but are rated upon 
the subjects for education, training 
and experience and corroborative 
evidence. Applications for these ex- 
aminations are received at any time: 
Automobile Draftsmen, War Depart- 
ment; Mechanical Draftsmen, Navy 
Department; Law Clerks, Depart- 
mental Service. 

List No. 2. — Examinations in which 
competitors will be assembled for 
scholastic tests: Junior Civil Engi- 
neers, Grade 1, Interstate Commerce 
Commission, Jan. 23; Chemist's Aid and 
Laboratory Helper, Department of 
Agriculture, Jan. 23; Physical Labora- 
tory Helpers, Department of Com- 
merce, Jan. 23. 



GENERAL PAPERS FOR SOLDIERS. 

Washington, Jap. 8. 

It has come to the attention of the 

post office that many of the unwrapped, 

unaddressed magazines mailed by the 

public at the 1-cent postage rate for 

soldiers and sailors are useless for the 

purpose intended, some being so old 
as no longer to be of any interest, some 
torn and soiled and unfit for further 
use ; while others are of such character 
as to be wholly unsuited for reading 
matter for soldiers and sailors. 

The publications mailed under this 
arrangement referred to should con- 
sist of clean copies of current or com- 
paratively recent issues of magazines 
devoted to literature or containing 
matter of general interest. 

The maganizes are distributed merely 
in a geheral manner, and it is not prac- 
ticable to place those devoted to spe- 
cial subjects or which are merely of 
local or restricted interest in the hands 
of those soldiers or sailors directly in- 
terested. 



Effie Shannon Leading "Her Boy." 

Effie Shannon will be seen in the 
leading role in Metro's patriotic screen 
drama, "Her Boy." She will be sup- 
ported by Niles Welch, Pauline Cur- 
ley, Pat O'Malley. William A. Bechtel, 
Ferike Boros, Charles Riegel, Baby 
Axzell. George Irving will direct the 
picture. 



TYLER "MAN BACK." 

George Tyler is to be a company man- 
ager beginning today when he starts out 
of town with his own production "Mag- 
gie," in which he is to present Phyllis 
Neilson Terry. 

The piece is to open in Montreal Mon- 
day. 

Tyler will have to produce a manifest 
showing why he wants to take a goat into 
Canada, as there is one used in the show, 
and he is out trying to get the animal's 
pedigree. 




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THE TRIUMPH OF HER CAREER 

GREATEST PRODUCTION EVER MADE IN VAUDEVILLE 




KELLERMANN 



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Conceived and Staged by ANNETTE KELLERMANN 

A SPECTACULAR MUSICAL COMEDY REVUE OF SCENIC SPLENDOR, AMAZ 

ING NOVELTIES, LAVISH COSTUMES AND BEAUTIFUL GIRLS 

Personal Direction: JAMES R. SULLIVAN 

PAT CASEY AGENCY, Putnam Bldg., New York City 

FIRST PRESENTATION REVIEWS 



8PBINGFIELD (MASS.) "NEWS" 

ANNETTE KELLERMANN IN 

VERSATILE DEMONSTRATION 



Presents a Vaudeville Offering That Rouses Palace 
Audience to Enthusiasm 

Apparently, all Springfield has been waiting for a chance 
to see Annette Kellermann herself, for Poll's Palace last 
night was besieged with throngs who bore an air of keen 
expectancy. She was received with much applause and 
Instantly won the spectators. Like all leaders of their par- 
ticular field, she Is modest and unassuming, scorning to take 
herself seriously. Her little Jocose remarks at her own 
expense while the stage was being set for one of the scenes 
composed a clever little monolog. As for stunts, she is 
more versatile than the famous Ike Weir, pugilist, of other 
days. Of course, It is a pretty well-known fact by this time 
that she can swim and dive; litttle proof is needed on that 
sc< re. But few knew that she can walk the tightrope ns 
well as performers who make their living by it in vaude- 
ville. She fox-trotted along the rope, with expressions of 
well-assumed alarm; said her prayers on it, walked back- 
ward on it — in fact, was Just as much at home on it as 
on a Springfield sidewalk — and a great deal safer these days. 
She also twirled around on her toes in a scries of dances 
which no doubt mean something very deep, but which only 
meant to the average spectator that she lias one figure in 
a million. 

Her costumes were such ns to make Solomon look like a 
patron of Water Street second-hand emporiums. At one 
time she blossomed forth as a peacock, and further carried 
out the illusion by singing. Then came a patriotic spectacle, 
In which she led a bevy of girls In an artillery attack on 
the enemy, apparently located in the gallery, Judging from 
the way the gun was aimed. Dut the artillery evidently had 
met up with a German spy. for it refused to artilleryize. 
The girls coaxed and pleaded, but the stubborn cannon 
appeared to have on Its slippers and to be In for the night. 
There was no explosion. Whereupon Miss Kellermann 



laughed heartily and called for the next scene, which was 
the big splash in the tank. Arrayed like a mermaid, she 
lolled about at the bottom of the cheerless liquid and seemed 
to have little desire to come up for air. She had all the 
tightwads in town beaten for this. A French maid then 
divested the mermaid of her mermaidery and Annette stood 
forth in an Annette Kellermann, a real daughter of the 
gods— and, ye gods! how she dived. 

There is u great deal mere to the act than Miss Keller- 
mann. She has gathered an attractive company, including 
Edmund MaklLif, a dancer, whose light and clever move- 
ments won the applause of the great body of the house. The 
scenic novelties are worthy efforts in that line, and the cos- 
tuming is in good taste. There are ten scenes in the act, and 
it comprises an entire show in itself. If the lure of the 
"movies" can be resisted by Miss Kellerinann for any length 
of time, tills act should be one of the most successful pro- 
duced in vaudeville for many a day. In her speech, Miss 
Kellermnnn says that she is getting it all up herself, and that 
she wmita nobody else to have n linger in the pie, but to 
rise ( r fall on her own merits. Tin-re seems to be no chance 
of its failure. It is destined to be the record-breaking at-, 
traction at this house. 



that have been seen in this city since the last Savage produc- 
tion was here and the costumes all have that touch of real 
artiness which hus become the thing in the big-time musi- 
cal shows. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

SPRINGFIELD (MASS.) "REPUBLICAN" 

MISS KELLERMANN 

OPENS BIG SHOW 



SPRINGFIELD (MASS.) "UNION" 

ANNETTE KELLERMANN 



COMES BACK TO VAUDEVILLE 



Attracts Immense Crowds to Poll's 

Nearly as many people must have been turned away from 
Poll's yesterday as were able to buy tickets, so great a draw- 
ing card is Miss Annette Kellermann, who is tr> ing out her 
new vaudeville act at the Palace this week. Miss Keller- 
mann was faim us as the woman who made swlmmim; and 
diving acts a rage in vaudeville, but laier on she achieved 
still further fame as the ''woman with the perl eel lorm." 

The scenery is certainly first rate and would even he a 
credit to J. C Huffman who decorates for the Wilder 'larden 
shows. The chorus girls are certainly the freshest looking 



Her Number at Palace Elaborate and Designed to 

Show Versatility 

Annette Kelle rmann'i vaudeville review was presented for 
the first time to any public yesterday ut the Palace. After 
(lie Springfield engagement, which Is to last a week, the big 
act noes to New York to bid for favor there. 

Miss Kellermann, as she says at the end when the last of 
the curtain calls is made, has spent an endless amount of 
w< rk in getting together a gorgeous spectacle. It runs 
through ivn scenes, and, in addition to principals, enough 
of a chorus Is carried to bring the company up to musical 
e< medy dimensions. In size, beauty of costumes atid scenery 
it is one of the most ambith us vaudeville acts. These very 
qualities of size and elaborateness make it a difficult show 
to handle and it will go with increasing smoothness as the 
members of the company and the mechanical staff become 
used to its difficulties. At that, it was put through with 
surprising smoothness at the performance last night. 

It is impossible to exaggerate the beauty of the Keller- 
mann acts as a spectacle. The costumes are splendid, espe- 
cially a peac<K*k dress worn by Miss Kellermann. There Is, 
01 course, a patriotic number, which i* elaborately dressed, 
but the same may be said < f all the scenes, which include 
The IjiikI <f Flowers, a particularly lovely scene; The Deep 
blue Sea, The Forest Glades, The (.olden Wall, Battleship 
I . S. A , and those mentioned. 

Miss Kellerinann has in her rupport Edmund Maklllf, who 
dances with much grace ami for whom bl/arn* costumes 
have been designed; Oliver Heese, who sings, and listelle 
Howe, who also sings and has her big moment an Columbia. 
It is a big show all through. 



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VARIETY 



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(Jan. 14 and Jan. 21) 

"Americans" 14 Englewood Chicago 21 Em- 
pire Chicago. ..,-«. u ir 

•'Army & Navy Girls" 14-lsi Blnghamton 1C 
Oneida 17 Oswego 18-1!) luter Niagara Falls 
N Y 21 Garden BuTaln. 

"Auto Girls" 14-10 Orpheum New Bedford li- 
11> Academy Lowell Mass 21 Olympic New 

"Aviators" 14 Erie 1~> Ashtabula Pa 10 Can- 
ton 1T-1!» Park Youngstown O 21 Victoria 

Pittsburgh. 
Behman Show 14-10 Cihen s Ncwburgh 21 

Miner's Bronx New York. 
"Best Show In Town" 14 Empire Brooklyn 

24-20 Park Bridgeport Conn. 
"Biff Ding Barm" 11 Gaycty Phlladelpma 21 

So Bethlehem 22 Easton 2^-20 Majestic 

Wllkes-Barrc Pa. _ 

"Bon Tons" 14 Star Cleveland 21 Empire To- 
led ->. 
"Bostonlans" 14 Colonial Providence R I 21 

Casino Boston. 
"Bowerys" 14 Lyric Dayton 21 Olympic Cin- 
cinnati. _ , _, _ 
"Broadway Bellts" 14 Cadillac Detroit 21 Gay- 

ety Chicago. 
"Bnadway Fnllcs" 11 Corinthian Rochester 

21-^.i Bastable Syracuse 24-20 Lumberg 

Utlca NY. 
"Burlesfiue Revue" 14 Olympic Cincinnati 21 

Star A Garter Chicago. 
"Buries ue Wonder Show" 14 Columbia Chi- 
cago 21-2"l Berchel Dps Molne* Iu. 
"Cabaret Girls" 14 Star Toronto 21 Savoy 

Hamilton Ont. 
"Charming Widows" 14 Trocadcro Philadel- 
phia 21 Majestic Scranton. 
"Darlln-s of ParlB" 14-l."i Cort Wheeling W 

Va 10-10 Grand Akron O 21 Empire Cleve- 
land. _ , _, 
"Follies of PleaHure" 14 Garden Buffalo 21 

Star Toronto Ont. 
"French Frolics" 14 Savoy Hamilton Ont 21 

Cadillac Detroit. _ 

"Forty Thieves" 14 Star Brooklyn 21 Gaycty 

Brooklyn. 
"Gay Morning Glories" 14 Empire Chicago 21 

Majestic Ft Wayne Ind. 
"Girls from Follies" 14 Majestic Ft Wayne 

20-21 O II Terre Haute Ind. 
"Girls from Joylanl" 14 Standard St Louis 

21 Engelwoirt Chicago. 
"Golden Crook" II Miner's Bronx New Y'ork 

21 Empire Brooklyn. 
"Grown-l'p Babies" 14 Penn Circuit 21-22 

New Bristol Bristol 2.'l-20 Grand Trenton 

N J. 
Hastings Harry 14 Palace Baltimore Md 21 

Oavi-tv Wnshlnrton D C. 
"Helio America" 14 Empire Albany 21 Gaycty 

Boston. 
"Hello Glrlrt ' 14 Majestic Scranton 21-22 

Binghnmton 25 Norwich 24 Oswego 2.1 -20 

Inter Niagara Falls N Y. 
"Hip lilp Hurrah" 14 Gayety Boston 21 

Grand Hartford. 
Howe Sam 1 1 L O 21 Orphrum Patcrson. 
"Innocent Maids" 14 Gayety Minneapolis 21 

Star St Paul. 
Irwin's "Big Show" 11 Gaycty Pittsburgh 21 

Star Cleveland. 
"Jolly Girls' 14-10 Warhurton Yonkers 17-1!) 

Hudson Srhenectndy N Y 21 -2J Holyoke 

11° ly >ke ".'.-!!<» Gilmore Springfield Mass. 
"Lady Buccaneers" 14 So Bethlehem l."i Easton 

Hi-l'.p Majestic Wilkes- Barre I'a 21 Empire 

II' b )ken. 
"Liberty Girls" It Peoples Philadelphia 21 

Palace Baltimore Md. 
"Lid Lifters" II Victoria Pittsburgh 21 Penn 

Circuit. 
"Maids of America" 14 Gayety Omnia Neb 

21 Gnyetv Knn":iM *"" 1 1 y M". 
"Maje»':c" 11 (--j.vety l>i-tr->'t L'l Gaye'y To 

ronto. 
Mnrlon Dave 11 Star «■ Garter Chicago 21 

Gnyety Detroit. 
"Merry Rounders" 14 Gayety Rt Louis 21 

C )luml In Chleaun. 
"Mile a Minute Girls" 11-1" llolyoke H-dynkn 

10- P.» Gllmore Springfield Mass 1!1 Howard 

Boston. 
"Military Maids" 11 Cayety Baltlraoro 21 

Tr -endern Philadelphia. 
"Mlschh-f Milker-" II Gnyety Milwaukee 21 

Gayety Minneapolis. 



STARTING THE 1918 ROUTE 

HARRY HOLMAN and CO. 



IN 



"ADAM KILLJOY" 



Jan. 6— Orpheum, Minneapolis 
Jan. 13 — Orpheum, St Paul 
Jan. 20 — Orpheum, Duluth 
Jan. 28— Orpheum, Winnipeg 
Feb. 4 — Grand, Calgary 
Feb. 11 — Orpheum, Vancouver 



By STEPHEN G. CHAMPLIN 

Feb. 17— Moore, Seattle 
Feb. 24— Heilig, Portland 
Mar. 3 — Orpheum, San Francisco 
Mar. 17 — Orpheum, Oakland 
Mar. 31— Orpheum, Omaha 
Apr. 7 — Orpheum, Kansas City 



Direction Thos. J. Fitzpatrick 



"Million Dollar Dolls" 14 Gayety Buffalo 21 
Corinthian Rochester. 

"Monte Carlo Glrla" i4 Gayety Chicago 21 
Gayety Milwaukee. 

"Oh Girls" 14 Grand Hartford 21 Jacques 
Waterbury. ^ 

"Orientals" 13-14 O H Terrs Haute Ind 21 
Lyceum Columbus. 

"Pace Makers" 14 Olympic New York 21 Gay- 
ety Philadelphia. 

"Parisian Flirts" 14 Gayety Brooklyn 21-23 
Warturton Yonkers 24-20 Hudson Schenec- 
tady NY. 

Puss Puss" 14 Columbia New York 21 Casino 
Brooklyn. 

"Record Breaker*" 14 Lyceum Duluth 21 Cen- 
tury Kansas City Mo. 

Reeves Al 1 1 Gayety ' Montreal 21 Empire 
A lb&nT. 

"Review of 1D1R" 14 Howard Boston 21-23 
Orpheum New Bedford 24-20 Academy Low- 
ell Mass. 

"Roscland Girls" 14 Oaycty Toronto 21 Gay- 
ety Buffalo. 

Sidman Sam 14-10 Bastable Syracuse 17-19 

Lumbers Utlca N Y 21 Gayety Montreal. 
Sight Seers" 14 Casino Boston 21 Columbus 

New York. 
Social Follies" 14 Star St Paul 21 Lyceum 
Duluth. 

"Social Maids" 14 Gayety Kansas City Mo 
21 Gayety St Louis. 

"Some Babies" 14 Century Kansas City Mo 21 
Standard St Louts. 

"Some Show" 14 Hurtlg A Seamon's New York 
21 L O. 

"Speedway Girls" 14 Empire Cleveland 21 
Erie 22 Ashtabula Pa 23 Canton 24-20 Park 
Youngstown O. 

Speigel's Review 14-10 Berchel Des Moines la 
21 Gaycty Omaha Ntb. 

"Sporting Widows" 14 Empire Toledo 21 Lyric 
Dayton. 

"Star & Garter" 11 Orpheum Peterson 21 Ma- 
Jt atlc Jersey City. 

"Step Lively Girls" 14 Jacques Waterbury 
21-23 Cohen's Newburgb. 

Sydell Rose 14 Casino Philadelphia 21 Hurtig 
& Seamon's New York. 

"Tempters" 14 Lyceum Columbus 21-22 Cort 
Wheeling W Va 23-20 Grand Akron O. 

"20th Century Maids" 14 Empire Newark 21 
Casino Philadelphia. 

Watson Billy 17-15) Park Bridgeport 21 Col- 
onial Providence R I. 

Welch Ben 14 Casino Brooklyn 21 Empire 
Ncw&rlc 

"Whirly Glrly Girls" 14 Empire Hoboken 21 
Star Brooklyn. 

White Pat 11-15 New Bristol Bristol 10-10 
Grand Trenton N J 21 Gayety Baltimore 
Md. 

Williams Mollle 14 Gayety Washington D C 
21 Gayety Pittsburgh. 



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address Mall Clerk 

Where ('. follows name, letter is iu 
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QUESTIONNAIRES 

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Adams Raymond I 

O 

Griffith Joseph A 

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Ilnlstenhnch Edw A 
Hidden Maurice J 

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Llehler Theodore 



Plerpon Chns W 

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Simmons Jnrr.es D 
Stlrk Chas C 



Abdullah P/.lly 
Adair Jean 



Adair Stella 
Adames Chas 
Adam* Bros (C) 
Albright Frank (P) 
Alden Miss Geno 
Alexander ft Scott (C) 
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Allen Ida 

Allen Ml«s Tommy 
Allman Chas 
AIt:.i:m Da .id 
Alvares A Martelle 
Amoros A Werner 
Anderson Al A 
Anders Glen 
Andrew Duncan 
Andrews Francis W 

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Andrus Miss Cecil 
Anger Lou 
Archer Lillian 
Arley Charley 
Arlington Johnnie 



HANLON, RYAN 
HEALY and DANA 

Theatrical Tinkers and Builders 
Authors and Producers 

FITZGERALD BUILDING, 1482 BROADWAY 

Suite 604 Telephone— Bryant 17 

BERT HANLON and BEN RYAN 
Authors of ROCK and WHITE'S Famous Song Hits 

"Mississippi" "Monkey in the Zoo" "Six Times Six" 
"Listen to the Knocking At the Knitting Club" 

"Lost and Found," etc. 

DAN HEALY, formerly with 

"World of Pleasure" Co. "Lady of the Slipper" Co. 

Now with Gus Edwards' Revue 

D WIGHT DANA, Stage Director of 

"The White Sister" "Ben Hur" 

"World of Pleasure" "The Man Who Came Back" 

We Write It, Stage It and Produce It 
It matters not what you want — An Act, Revue or Pro- 
duction, or whether it is legitimate, vaudeville or cabaret 

x Special Songs and Material 
Stage Dances of Any Description 



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Blssett Joe (C) 
Blalre Bettle C 
Armando Pete 
ArmHtrong Ben 
Armstrong Lucille 
Armstrong Wm 
Arnold Dick 
Arnold Oeo (C) 
Artols Mrs W 
Arulle Victoria (C) 
Astalr Fred A A 
Aster Edith 
Athena 
Atwood Vera 
August Maxim 
Austin Robt 

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Barhmann Miss G (C) 
Baker Anna 
Baker Bert 
Baley A Patsy 
Ball Elinor R 
Banks Geo S 
Barclay Don 
Barker A Palmer (C) 
Barlow Louise 
Barlow Major 
Barnard Murray 
Barnell Betty 
Bnrnes Frank A 
Barnes Nona (C) 
Barnes Mr A Mrs J 
Barnes Mr A Mrs T R 
Barney Violet 
Barns Dave 



Barton Chas 
Barton Ermyl 
Barton Joe 
Basnltt A Bailey (C) 
Eaxley A Porter 
Beave Geo (C) 
Beers Leo (P) 
Belman Earl (C) 
Bellclalre Ben (P) 
Belldair Nat 
Bell A Eva 
Belmar Ruth 
Belmont Nelson 
Belt rah Belle A R 
Bennett Chas (C) 
Bennett Clarence (C) 
Bennett Laura A 
Bennett Miss Patsy 
Benson Miss Bennie 
Bentley Mrs F 
Berg Helen 
Berger Edw 
Bergamaseo John (C) 
Bernard Trio 
Bernard & Scarth 
Bernle A Baker 
Berra Mabel 
Berry A Nlckerson 
Berry Ace 
Berry R^se 
Berton Chas (P) 
Bert ran d Dixie (P) 
Beverly R 
Blanco Leo 
Blair Eugenie 
Blske flergt 
Bland Dolly 



Blumenthal Geo W 
Boln Nan 
Bordlnl Irene 
Borremer Louis (C) 
Boyd Miss Dixie (C) 
Boyle A Brown (P) 
Boyle John 
Boyne Hazel G 
Braaae Stella 
Bradford A Glenny 

(C) 
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Brennan Margaret 
BreBCbel Miss M (P) 
Breton Fred A C 
Brlerre A King 
Briscoe Olive 
Brltton Miss A 
Brock Virginia (C) 
Brokhy Alice (C) 
Brnoks Ralph W 
Brower Walter 
Brown Billy C (SF) 
Brown F.dgar 
Brown Florence (C) 
Brown Morris (C) 
Brown Nellie 
Browning Tod (SF) 
Brown Mr A Mrs R A 
Bruce H Langdon 
Bruce Madge 
Bruce Nellie 
Brunette Henry J 
Bunch Dolly 
Burke Ben 
Burke Louis 
Burke Minnie 



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Burkhart Murray (C) 
Burnadette Meriam 
Burnette Evelyn 
Burns A Klsaen 
Burns Joe 
Burton A Jones 
Burton Ethel 
Burton Gideon 
Burton Walter E (S) 
Buzek Clarence 



Call Raymond 
Calvin A Thornton 

(C) 
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Carlton A Williams 
Carlton Doc 
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Carpenter Miss F 
Carter O D 
Carter Mr A Mrs H 

(C) 
Castle Andy (C) 
Castelleno T 
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Cavanaugh Earle 
Chapman Julie (P) 
Chappelle Yvonne 
Chase Dave 
Chase Dorothy 
Chatham J 
Chatham Mrs Jim 
Christie Gus 



VARIETY 



JEROME HREMICK*CO:S LATEST SONG SUCCESSES 







ZIP! BANG! BOOM! 

1918 Song Hits 

1. "SWEET LITTLE BUTTERCUP." 

The greatest ballad of the day. A song that will live forever. We want you to send for this num- 
ber, for our confidence in it has been fully justified. A beautiful melody by Herman Paley and a great 
lyric by Alfred Bryan. 

2. "WAY DOWN THERE (A Dixie Boy Is Missing") 

Stanley Murphy and Harry Tierney's new popular song. We are anxious to have you hear their very 
latest number. Words cannot express the simplicity and beauty in the composition of this song. 

3. "ON the ROAD to HOME SWEET HOME" 

By Gus Kahn and Egbert Van Alstyne, the two most reliable song hit writers in the world. Think 
of all their past successes. "MEMORIES" for instance, the talk of 'the entire country. "SO LONG, 
MOTHER," the reigning song hit, popular for its cleverness in construction. 

4. "Don't Try To Steal the Sweetheart of a Soldier" 

A great war ballad, written by the greatest war song lyric writer in the country, Al Bryan. Van 
and Schenck are responsible for the melody. The best vaudeville song in the song market. Van and 
Schenck in their phenomenal run at the Century Theatre have included "Don't Try to Steal the Sweet- 
heart of a Soldier" in their great act. 

5. "SWEET PETOOTIE" 

Everybody wants a novelty song; we have it, by Stanley Murphy and Harry Tierney. Are you in 
the market for a real catchy double song? A splendid version written by Stanley Murphy. "SWEET 
PETOOTIE," a popular saying for a popular song. 

6. "ROCKABYE LAND" 

A lullaby by Gus Kahn and Egbert Van Alstyne. There haven't been many songs of this style 
introduced lately, so we are the first in the field with a sweet, sensible song. Let us send you a copy 
and see for yourself. 

AND A FEW MORE OF OUR BIG SONG HITS: 

"FOR YOU A ROSE" 

By Cobb & Edwards— The Talk of the Country 

"SAILING AWAY ON THE HENRY CLAY" 

1 By Kahn & Van Alstyne — A Crackerjack fast song. 

"SOME SUNDAY MORNING" 



and 



By Whiting, Egan, Kahn — A great single or double 
song with a catchy melody. 



"SO LONG, MOTHER" 

By Egan, Kahn and Van Alstyne 
— The most popular song in the market 



AND THEY ARE ALL PUBLISHED BY 



JEROME H. REMICK & COMPANY 



137 WEST FORT ST. 
DETROIT 



219 West 46th St., 
NEW YORK CITY 

MOSE GUMBLE, Manager, Professional Dept. 
906 Market St./ San Francisco 



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(SF) 
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(C) 
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(C) 
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Ed (C) 
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(C) 
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Dyson Jim 

E 

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(C) 



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Edwards Sarah M 
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Espe & Dutton 
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Fitzgerald Jny (C) 
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Florentine Trio 
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Francltte Peg 
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Frankllno Mrs H (C) 
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Frederick & Thomas 
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Friend Mr & Mrs Al 
Futuristic 



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Gerber Sndle (Ci 
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Gibson Hardy (SF) 
fJllhrrts & LaCrago 

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Gllmorc Frank 
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Colden Ollle 
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C.olet W J 
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''. s iijTv, iii Mr <v Mrs C 
Grassell Olivia 
Gray Kogor 
Gnaves \V B 
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Gr«'v ''I'srlce fC) 
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Griffin Jimmy 
Grlllln E Gerald (C) 
Grltllth Murtle 



Managers Invited To See 
THE DANCING BEAUTIES 

3-ROMANOS-3 

JAN. 10-13 | JAN. 14-16 I JAN. 17-20 
Harlem Opera House) 81st Street | Proctor's Fifth Ave. 

Three consecutive New York dates 

Direction, MORRIS & FEIL 



WANT-OLD LEGIT ACTOR 

Must be type. Good baritone, solo voice. 
Long engagement, big time. Address 
R. E. M., "Variety," New York, for 
appointment 



ACKERMAN & HARRIS, Hippodrome Circuit 



AND 



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NOW IN THEIR NEW OFFICES 

Circuit Bldg., 281 O'Farrell St, San Francisco 

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HAS ANYBODY BEEN LOOKING FOR ME? 

If so, my address for the next three months is 

FRANK TERRY 

249 W. 45th Street, near Broadway. New York 

Everybody knows FRANK TERRY, who has been writing- snecessfal material f of* the 
past 25 years, and that he has a world wide reputation both as a writer and performer, 
having been a headllner and star In America, England, the Continent, Australia, Africa, 
India, China. Manila, etc. He therefore la a Judge of what the public require* and can 
write soccesses for you. as he has for the following artists: Miss Vesta Tlllcy, Lucy 
Weston. Ruth Roye, Marie Lloyd, Alice Lloyd, Daisy Jerome, Daisy Hareourt, Mario 
Hart. Kate Elinore. Dare Thursby. Officer Yokes. Wllklo Bard. Geo. Robey, Emerson and 
Baldwin. Raymond and Caverly, Barrows and Brown, etc etc. 

Orders for Songs, Acts and all kinds of material taken. 



NOTE NEW ADDRESS 



249 W. 45th Street 



New York 



Phone Bryant 7317 



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Gullbert Nina (SF) 
Ounn Beulah (C) 
Owyne A Gossette 

H 

Hnddon A Norman 

(C) 
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Haley Grace 
Hall Billy "Swode" 
Hall Roy J 
Hallan Emma 
Hallcn A Hunter 
Hallo Eunice (C> 
Hall* Dancing (C) 
Hamlin & Mack 
Hanlon Bert 
Hanlnn Dick 
Hareourt Daisy 
Hareourt Geo 
Hareourt Mlaa Leslie 
Hording Milton B 
Hardy Adelo 
Harking James 
Harris Ellnoro (C) 
Harrison M "Bud" 
Harris Ben 
Harris Mrs Montle 
Harris Tommy 
Harrold Orvllle 
Hart Mr & Mrs E M 
Hart Hal 
Hart Helen 
Hurt Mark (C) 
Hartford Sisters (C) 
Harlwi-11 Mr & Mrs P 
Harvry Kdllh (C) 
Harvey Miriam 
Ilnsson Alllo L (D 
Hawkins Mr 
Hayco Haul 
Hayes Catherine 
Hayes Gertrude 
Hay lies Lawrence 
Hays Dorothy 
Hearn Harry 
Hear n .lulia (C.) 
Hearn Miss J 
Henderson C (C) 



Herbert A Dare (C) 
Herman Prof Carl 
Hertleln Mrs T 
Hlcka Trlxle A L 
Hicks A Seymore (C) 
Hlggins Marte (C) 
Hlghy Earl (C) 
Hines M M 
Hlte Bettle 
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Hoffman Frances 
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Ho lb rook Florence 
Holmes Earl 
Holmes Mr A Mrs F 
Hooks Tom C (C) 
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Hopkins Jim 
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Howell Ruth Trio 
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Huston Mrs B W 
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Hyett Dan 



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Jnme-on Dancing 

Davie (C) 
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Jennings Mlaa Billy 
Johnson Harold (C) 



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(C) 
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Jolson Mr A Mrs H 
Jonathan 
Jones Johnny 
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Jordon Nellie (C) 

K 

Karroll Dolly 
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Kay Kitty 

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Keating Larry (C) 
Keating Miss C 
Keecb Kelvin (C) 
Kelgard W P 
Kellar P (P) 
Kelley Mrs F J (C) 
Kelley Mr A Mrs J B 
Kelly Effle (C) 
Kelly Harry 
Kelly Joe (C) 
Kelly Mabel 
Kelly Walter 
Keleey Marie (P) 
Kelso Jim (C) 
Kemps The 
Kennedy A Burt 
Kennedy Mr A Mrs 

James 
Kennedys Dancing 

(C) 
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Kcno Bill 
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King Hume A Thomas 

(C) 
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(C) 
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Lcnore Jack 
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Levy Leon 



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Leyle Wm (C) 

Llghtncr Misses 

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Linn A M (C) 

Linn Ben 

Llpton Jack 

Lltt Al 

Lockhart Re be M (C) 

Loftus Raymond (SF) 

London Louis (CJ 

Longfeather Joe (C) 

Long Leonard O 

Long Wm H 

Lord Mr A Mrs Ed 

Lorraine Miss Billle 

(C) 
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Lorraine Peggy M 
Lorretta Dee 
Lovell A Lovell (SF). 
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Lowenthal A A (C) 
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Lydstrom 8yd 
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Mack Mr A Mrs Wil- 
bur 

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(C) 

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(C) 

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(C) 

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M^Knlrht Thos (C) 
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DeWolf 
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(SF) 
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Austr'nl (C) 
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Montrose Emllv 
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Moulton Gertie 
Mousette Miss M 
MudTP Eva (C) 
Muller S Delia (C) 
Muller Gene Mrs 
Murdock Muss Jap 

(C) 
Murphy Mrs Geo P 
Murray Elizabeth 
Murray Evangeline 
Murray J Amos (C) 



Murray Lala (C) 
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Myers Maude (0) 

N 

Naggapby* The 
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National City 4 
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Nevlns Josle. 
Newman Lou A Jennie 

(C) 
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Nolan Louisa 
Nolan Mildred 
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Noriss Nina (P) 
Nosofl Harry (Tel) 



O'Brien Nell 
O'Brien Mrs W (P) 
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O'Connor A Dixon 
O'Connor James 
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O'Gorman Sisters 
Old Florence 
Oliver A Olp 
Oliver Edw S 
Oliver James . 
O'Nell A Warmsley 
O'Nell Peggy 
Onri Archie 
Onri Belle 
Orth Mr A Mrs F 
Osborn Miss Teddy 
(C) 

Palfrey Mrs B W * 
Pal in Leroy 
Palmer Betty _ 
Palmer Frank (C) 
Palmer Miss C R 
Palmer Gaston 
Palmer Sydney 
Palmer Mamie (C) 
Parker C B 
Parker Pat 
Pales Pe«?»y 
Patten Ooldwln 
Psulette Louise (P) 
Pearle Buhla Mlas (C) 
Pembrocke Jas 
Peterson Betty 
Petrolt Mr 
Phelps Frank (C) 
Pherigo Audrey 
Phillips Art 
Phillips C A 
Pinkney Dick 
Plquo T H 
Plsano Oen'l 
Plough Albert 
Poll Joe 
Porter B F 
Porter Edw J 
Potter A Hartwell 
Potter Effle A B (F) 
Potter Wm O 
Powell Family 
Powers A Wilson 
Powers Jas T 
Prescott Jack (SF) 
Preston Frances 
Prevost Edw 
Primrose Mrs Geo 
Prince John 
Princeton 3 (C) 
Pullman Jacklyn 



Quilts Crazy 
Qulnlan Dan 
Quinn Rosle 



Racey Edw (Tel) 
Rader D T 
Ramsdale Vera 
Rand Mary 
Runuow Eugene 
Rapoli M 
Rath Bros (C) 
Rath Wm 
Rauh Al 
Rayfleld Dolly 
Raymond Jack (C) 
Raymond Lillian 
Raymond Ray 
Reade Gracye 
Reavis Ruth 
Regan Jos 
Rehsen Frank 
Relchardt Sisters (P> 
Reiner G Earle 
Remly Ben 
Renault Francis 
Renee Rlsa 
Renfra J F (Tel) 
Renshaw Blanche 
Reynold* Clare V 
Reynolds Jessie 
Reynolds Joyce 
Rial F 
Rlberg Inez 
Rice Bros (C) 
Richards Great 
Rich Guy A 
Rlchter Eleanor 
Rlesner Chuck 
Rlanuld Nola 
Rlnehart Goldie 
Rivers Dolly 
Roberts Little Lord 
Robinsons Elephants 

(C) 
Rockwell A Wood 
Rodgers Geo 
Ronnir A Ward 
Rooney Mr A Mrs P 
Rosedale Lillian 
Rosenthal Maurice 

(SF) 



VARIETY 



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THE POSITION OF 





AND 




On the bill at the ORPHEUM, BROOKLYN, THS WEEK (Jan. 7), FESTIVAL WEEK: 

MONDAY on 3rd ... . STOPPED THE SHOW .... 11 ACTS 
TUESDAY on 7th. . . . STOPPED THE SHOW .11 ACTS 
WEDNESDAY on 9th . . . STOPPED THE SHOW. . .11 ACTS 

"Variety" went to press Wednesday night, so I can't say here what position I had Thursday, 

but I do know I play the COLONIAL, NEXT WEEK (Jan. 14), with the ALHAMBRA and 

BUSH WICK to follow. 

Direction, W. S. HENNESSY 



Roy Dorcthy 

Ruby Sisters 3 (C) 

Rule J S 

Russell Lew 

Russell Mr ft Mrs R H 

Russell Robt Hall (C) 

Ryan Allle 

8 
Sablosky Lou 
Salinger Herbert 
Salvator (SF) 
Sarto Emma 
Satber Al (C) 
Savage Mr ft Mrs H 

Saxon Paulino (C) 

Saxton Terry 

Scott Blanche S 

Scott John 

Scott Mike 

Sea bury A Price (C) 

Seam Wm C 

Selblni Lola. 

Seymoure A E 

Se>morc Billy (C) 

Stanley Grace (C) 

Sbannon Frank L 

Sharkey Mrs C E 

Shaw Jane 

Shea Tbos E 

S needy Helen 

Sbepard Al 

Sbeimrd Al (C) 

Sbepard Katbcrlne 

Sherwood Jeanette 

Shilling Wm 
Shirley Fay 
Shone Hermlne 
Shone Mudelyn 
Sidney Mrs V G 
Sims H A (C) (Govt) 
Skipper & Kastrup 
Slevln James 
Sloan Mrs W H 
Smith betty 
Smith Eddie 
Smythe Wm 
Soiners ft Morse 
Songsters 3 
Sounders Mae V 
Southe Mr ft Mrs P 
Speare Fred H 
SpeckB 2 (C) 
Spencer Herbert 
Spencer Marie 
Sponseller Ruth 
Sprague Paul 
Stach Mr & Mrs L 
Staei Leopold (3F) 
Stafford Frank 
Stafford J M (C) 
Stapleton Arthur W 
Stark Virginia (C) 
Startup Harry (C) 
St Denld Wm B 
Steadman Al ft F 
Stedman Robt B 
Stevens Marie (C) 
Stewart Geo (C) 



Stewart Harold (Slim) 

(C) 
Stlrk Cliff (C) 
Stone Margaret 
Stopitt James 
Story ft Clark (C) 
Story R 
Stur Walter 
Sullivan A Mason 
Sullivan Danny 
Swain Arthur Mrs 

(C) 
Swain Prank H (C) 
Swan A Mack 



Tabors Throwing 
Tabor Harry L 
Tecla Olga 
Terry Arthur A G 
Thomas Georgia 
Thompson Al D 
Thompson J Forrest 
Thompson Stanley 
Thomson Harry 
Tiller Sisters 
Tiller Miss Tommy 
Tlmponi Florence (P) 
Toban Trio 
Toner Tommy (C) 
Tones 3 (C) 
Toney A Norman 
Tonge Lucy 
Toomer Mr A Mrs H B 
Top Cornelius (Govt) 

(C) 
Treenspan Florence 
Trotman Florence 
Tucker Cyril O 
Tuecano Otis 



Valentine ft Bell 
Valll Muriel (C) 
Valy Alice 
Van Billy B 
Van Kitty 
Vance Kay (C) 
Vaughn C E 
Vercl & Vercl 
Verheim Eugene (C) 
Vernon Dot 
Verser Masle 
Vic Troler Mr 
Vine Dave 
Vlollnsky 
Volgt Martha 
Voloshen Charlie 
Volunteers The 

W 

Waddell Thos 
Wade John P (C) 
Wadell Mrs Leo 
Wagner Emma 
Wnkefleld Wanda 
Wakefield Wanda (C) 
Waldron ft Young (C) 
Walker Marie 
Wallace Miss (Tele'g) 
(C) 



Wallace Mildred (P) 
Wall Dorothy 
Walsh E R 
Walters A Walters 
Walton Bert A L 
Ward Arthur F 
Ward Chas A 
Ward Geo 
Wardette Bstelle 
Warren Mrs Fred 
Watson Fanny 
Watson Fannie (C) 
Wetland Florence 
Welch Lew 
Welch Thos 
Weldon Mabel (C) 
Wells A Fisher 
Wendrlck A Dale (C) 



Werle Lillian (C) 
Weston Montague 
Weston e Mr (C) 
Wheeler Betty 
White Steppers 
White Trio 
White Geo 
White Rose 
White A Brown (Pkg) 

(C) 
Whiting Marion 
Wiggins Bert (C) 
Wlgglngton Minnie 
Wlllard A Wilson 
Wlllard Ruth 
Williams A Culver 
Williams Mrs C C 
Willngham Mr 



Willis Louise (C.) 
Wills Gilbert Co (C) 
Wilson Miss Blllle 
Wilson Ethel 
Wilson Miss Frankle 
Wilson Hans 
Wilson Jack 
Wilson Maude 
Wilson A Schnlder (C) 
Wlnlock Isabella 
Wlnslow Herbert H 
Winters Irene 
Wolffbelm Eugene 
Wolf helm Eugene (C) 
Wolfing I 8 
Wood Melville ft P 
Wood OUle 
Wood Mr ft Mrs Will 



Woodward ft Morrlssey 
Wrothe Mr ft Mrs B L 



Yammoto Tony (C) 
Yeoger ft Yeoger 
Yorke ft King (C) 
Youde Mamie 
Young ft April 
Young OUle 
Young R C 
Young Tot 
Young ft Waldron (C) 



Zarrow Zeh (C) 
Zarnes Casper 
Zeda Mrs H L 



CHICAGO 

VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE, Majestic Theatre Bid*. 



"The Passing Show" started for Pittsburgh 
many hours late Monday. 



Ashton Stevens has left for Los Angeles to 
be present at the opening of his first play, 
"Mary's Way Out," Morosco management. 



"The Wanderer" has announced for Its Chi- 
cago run, beginning Jan. 24 at the Auditorium, 
a top scale of $1.80, with 600 orchestra seats 
at all performances selling at $1. 



George Welty, manager, recontly operated 
on, Is convalescent and soon leaves for the 
Pacific regions. 



Most or the "talent" which has found its 
way to the Great Lakes Naval Training sta- 
tion will take part in a vaudeville benefit Feb. 
2. to raiBe money for the station's athletic 
fund. 



Nat Kalchelm. former secretary to Sam Kahl 
of the Finn ft Helman circuit, Is now booking 
representative for Mr. Kahl. 



On account of the uncertain railroad con- 
ditions, "Maytime" postponed the Chicago 
opening from Sunday to Tuesday this week. 
The troupe got In Sunday night, as expected, 
but were six hours late. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unleaa otherwise noted, the following reports are for the current week. 



All theatres In Fond du Lac, Wis., barred 
children for ten days, beginning the lirat of 
ilie it&t ; epidemic of scarlet fever there. 



The Orpheura. Fort Williams, Ont., Can., 
has been dark since Dec. ,'11, on account of 
change of railroad schedules. The bouse will 
reopen Jan. 17. 



At the mix of the storm which knocked 
Chicago Ruowstruek and frn^tbnund, mmy 
performers were unable to get Into loading 
hotels, as there was a massing of conven- 
tions nnd the conveners couldn't get out of 
town. 



Ruth Chatterton In "Come Out of the 
Kitchen." played to the biggest receipts of 
her career during the Chicago engagement, 
according to the management of the show. 



Harry Davidson Is here running both ends 
of "GipRy Love." Will Paige It In advance of 
"The Wanderer," which Is getting free col- 
umns In the Hearst papers for some private 
reason, In addition to Paige's other heavy 
"string." 



The Woodland Bartii of Chicago have pn- 
sented George M. Cohan and members of the 
Friars' Club with a bindsome copper tablet 
in appreciation of courtesies extended when 
the Sox rooting organisation was In New 
York during the recent world's series. The 
tablet is to be placed In a conspicuous place 
in the Friars' olub. 



A farewell dinner was tendered by show 
people of Chicago to Edward Sbayne, retiring 
W. V. M. A. booker, at the Sherman hotel 
last week. About 30 peoplo were present. 
There was a program of entertainment offered 
later, at which Vardon and Perry and Bill 
Jacobs were the shining hits. 



Petticoat reign is alleged to be responsible 
for the rupture of forces of the Ethel Rob- 
inson Amusement Corporation, formed three 
years ago when Miss Robinson, Felix Reich 
and Sam Tuck withdrew from the W. V. M. 
A. fair department to go Into business for 
themselves. It was announced last week that 
Miss Robinson had taken over the Interests 
of Messrs.' Reich and Tuck, who swon later 
tney would "never go Into business with a 
woman again." 



Thomas Burchell, of the W. V. M. A., who 
boons the Allardt circuit, was notified by the 
manager of his houso In Duluth that the daily 
train service between Dulutb and Fort Wil- 
liams. Can., had been switched from dally to 
trl-weekly. This caused a groat deal of con- 
ruslon In the bookings, necessitating the re- 
routing of the acts. It Is said that other 
roads in the section will follow suit and 
numerous bouses will close or bo dark Mon- 



That canny statistician of the 
Hall, dramatic editor of tho Ch 
nal," has discovered that when Al 
theatre opens soon. It will not 
time that there has been a Wood 
Chicago. Mr. Hall recalled that 
block In which the, now theatre 
there existed. Iir the (IO'b, a play 
as Wood's Museum. It occupied 
site of the present Olympic. Th 
destroyed In the great fire of 1K7 



craft, O. L. 

lcai$o "Jour- 
Woods' new 

be the first 

h' theatre In 
In the very 
is situated, 

house known 
part of tho 

e lioune w"as 

1. 



It was announced by Mme. Galll-Curcl that 
sne will not accompany the Chicago Grand 
Opera Company when It reaches New York 
and Boston after tho termination of th* 
Ih.eago engagement. Sne declared she needed 
a rest and stated she had been released from 
her contract. TIiIh was denied hy Director Cam- 
panlnl. It was rumored bIho th.it Cnmpnnlnl 
naa his eye on the management of the Metro- 
politan Grand Opera Company. There have 
been repeated rumors here that tho local 
grand opera association would dlshand at tl.. 
closo of the season, the Iosks of the asso- 
ciation during the season bavin* totalled Tl.^i- 
000, tbe largest since Its organization. It was 
stated that tho existence of a guaranty fund 



26 



VARIETY 



B. F. KEITH'S PALACE, NEW YORK— N O W 

Hobart Bosworth 



"The Sea Wolf 



BY 



JACK LONDON 
Assisted by Ethel Grey Terry and Chas. Gotthold 



/ 



Management JOS. HART 



Anthony Andre and Co. 

la "THE BBGGAB MAN" 

A »twni r Aadr* m Ik* traaap dees «xe*U*nt wort. 
HiIih actor of atefUaf *btuty *nd ate** *a «*- 
aaapte of eaareeur «cUas rarslr *•*■ *a ta* »•»"■ 
vule «in la hi* portrayal a* a*** ft*** tae ea**» 
Imb" h*M*-**-iud9 *a*adoa of (a* kalfkt of ta* 
5Sk S1 > i«£.hMttl father whTha* 



at* ealld only t* 



Tort 'tapper." Juas ». HIT. 



however, Insured the permanency of the or- 
ganization despite losses. 

AUDITORIUM (H. M. Johnson, mgr.).— 
Orand Opera. Cleofonte Campantnl, director 
(ttth week). "The Wanderer," Jan. 24. 

BLACK8TONB (Bd. Wappler, mgr.).— 
Maude Adam* In "A Kia* for Cinderella" (3d 
week). Mrs. FlBke in "Madame Sand." Jan. 
21 

COHAN'S ORAND (Harry J- Ridings, mgr.). 
—Jane Cowl la "Lilac Time." Hit (3d 
week). .,_,_ 

COLONIAL (Norman Field, mgr.).— "The 
Brat," with Maude Fulton. Oolng fine (4th 
wggK ) • 

COLUMBIA (Frank O. Parry, mgr.).— Col- 
umbia Wheel Burlesque).— Fred Irwin's Ma- 
jesties. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "The Olpsy 
Trail"; light gross (3d week). 

CROWN (Bd. J. Rowland, mgr.; Stock).— 
"The Penalty of Sin" 

BNOLBWOOD (J. D. Whitehead, mgr.).— 
"The Oay Morning Glories." 

EMPIRE (Art Moeller. mgr.; American 
Wheel Burlesque).— "Olrl from the Follies." 

OARRICK (Wm. Currle, mgr.).— "The Pass- 
ing Show"; departed (8th week). "The Very 
Idea" with Ernest Truex and Richard Ben- 
nett (1st week). 

OAYBTY (Robert Shoenecker, mgr.; Amer- 
ican Wheel Burlesque). — "The Mlchlef 
Makers." 

ILLINOIS (R. Tlmponl. mgr.).— Zlegfeld 
Follies; doing a tremendous business (3d 
week). 

IMPERIAL (Will Spink, mgr. ; Interna- 
tional).— "Peg o' My Heart." 

LA SALLE (Nat Royster, mgr.).— "Oh. 
Boy!" with Joseph Santley (21st week). 
"Leave It to Jane" will follow this record 
run within a month. 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— "A Dan- 
gerous Olrl." 

OLYMPIC (Abe Jacobs, mgr.).— Kolb and 
Dill In "The High Cost of Loving" (4th week). 

PLAYHOUSE.— "The Man Who Stayed at 
Home" (3d week). 

PRINCESS (Will Singer, mgr).— "The Man 
Who Came Back," with Mary Nash (ltfth 
week). AggresMlve hit, brilliantly advertised. 

POWERS (Harry Powers, mgr.).— Ruth 



What the Critics Think of 



JAY 



BETTY 



Dillon J Parker 



"VARIETY- 

DiHoa and Parker (man and woman), 
opening In front of a special drop with 
talk, follow with a song and dance, and 
make a corking good two-act. Their mate- 
rial Is good, the gags new and their ap- 
pearance Irst-class. The single numbers, 
"I Should Worry What the People Say," 
by the girl, and "A Baby's Prayer," by 
the man, were wild-lire, with the couple 
returning for "When I Get Married to 
You," and closing with "Meet Me at the 
Station." 



WORCESTER "GAZETTE" 

The inconvenience of having to work in 
their traveling clothes yesterday did not 
mar the lively little chatter and song 
number of Dillon and Parker. Both are 
yr.ung and have heaps of personality. 
They do their little sentimental turn in 
a way that deserves praise for Its cleanli- 
ness. No mirky line or action, no vulgar 
suggestion even of the slightest, no ques- 
tionable word finds its way into this act. 



NOW (Jan. 10-13), 

PROCTOR'S 23rd ST., NEW YORK 

Jan. 14-16, Proctor's, Newark, N. J. 

direction, PETE MACK 



Stockton's Tricycle Dogs 

Bis hit at Lo*W* Mth Strait Theatre, Lincoln. 
Delaocey and Fulton Theatre*. All fox tenter* 
of the handsomest type and display wonderful de- 
gree of training. They run wheelbarrow* Use bi- 
cycle*. They run docinobUe*. « fc*teawbU **, chariots 
and cab*. They drill and pared* and daaoa; raea, 
leap and skip They ai* beyond doubt ta* 
performer* la their line in ta* world. 



BILLY NEWKIRK 



PRESENTING 

A NEW SELECTION OF 

SONGS AND DANCES 



AND THE 



NOW PLAYING 
KEITH HOUSES 



HOMER GIRLS 



Cbatterton in "Come Out of the Kitchen" (8th 
week). David Warfleld In "The Music Mas- 
ter," Jan. 21. 

STAR AND GARTER (William Roche, mgr.; 
Columbia Wheel Burlesque). — Spelgel'a Big 
Revue. 

STUDEBAKER (Louis Judah, mgr.).— "May- 
time" (1st week). 

PALACE (Earl T. Steward, mgr.; Or- 
pheum).— Best bill of the season this week, 
and that with a beadllner from whom little 
is expected. The show run* like a Rolls 
Royce, from the self-starting Rouble Sims into 
its smooth gears until it hits "high" and 
then speeds along, glibly, joyfully, cleverly, 
faster and faster on the right grade of per- 
fect booking and placing, until tbe end of a 
beautiful Joy-ride. 

Evelyn Nesblt, assisted by Bobby O'Niell, 
designed to draw 'em In, earned her wage 
Monday with two big hour?* in a city fet- 
tered by snow drifts. After Monday no bead- 
liner was required to bring business, as this 
town responds generously and instantaneously 
to a superior show. Miss Nesbit has added a 
solo, "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight." to 
her act since here recent visit to tbe Majes- 
tic. She does it in a $3,000 evening wrap, 
which alone is worth the time. It is not the 
best sort of work that Evelyn docs, for her 
voice and facial contortions are not most apt 
for dramatic song rendition. Her dancing act 
has Improved remarkably. Horn and Ferris, 
reviewed here a fortnight ago at another 
theatre, got substantial applause on their 
operatlcs. They have cut some of their In- 
expert comedy, and the act goes proportion- 
ately better. The falsetto member might do 
less conventional singing before getting to his 
trick notes, as he is not melodious on the 
straightaway. The tenor Is a finely de- 
veloped song deliverer. In number 2 spot the 
duo got by. "The Night Boat," which had 
not played the matinee owing to delay in ar- 
rival of scenery, without which this act can- 
not be attempted, made up for the void at 
the night Interval with a string of spanking, 
pmacklng laughs, none of which suffered from 
the fact that the dock drop in "one" had not 
yet been hung. The deck and stateroom set 
was on hand. John Hymer has done a smart 
and entirely acceptable book here. William 
B. Frledlander would do well to engage him 



BIG SUCCESS at KEITH'S BUSHWICK THIS WEEK (Jan. 7) 



GALLARINI 



SISTERS 



THOSE MUSICAL HARMONY GIRLS 
Next Week (Jan. 14) — Keith's, Washington Direction, JOHN T. MORAN, Pat Casey Office 



V tftlET-Y 



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scic 



3ft: 



AS USUAL, GUS EDWARDS is First "Over the Top" with a New Idea 

"ON A LIGHTLESS NIGHT WITH YOU" 

Lyrics by WILL D. COBB— Musk by GUS EDWARDS 
AND THE SONG TO FOLLOW THEIR FAMOUS "FOR YOU A ROSE" 



AU REVOIR 



(Advertised in this paper several weeks ago) 

SONG REVIEW CO., Astor Theatre Bldg., 1531 Broadway, N. Y. 

GUS EDWARDS, General Director; MAXWELL SILVER, General Manager; LEO EDWARDS, Professional Manager 



Grainger Scenic Studio 

PUTNAM BUILDING. NEW YORK 
Bryant 2S57 

TRUNK SCENERY 



SOMETHING 

NEW 
IN 

SCENERY 



VARIETY. Nov. I. 1117 
CARRYING SET IN 

TRUNK 

In line with the V. M. 
P. A. notice of adrloe to 
artlata in VARIETY, warn- 
ing agalnat earning excrea 
baggage, the Grainger 8eenlc 
Studio In Manhattan baa 
I erected an Interior aet 
which can be conveniently 
folded Into a email trunk. 



Velvet Drops and Sets Rented 



If he can turn out more like this one, for 
Prledlander's acts are a thousand times more 
pretentious than Lewis and Gordon's, yet they 
do not seem to ring the bell as hard ; the 
difference is all in the lines and situations. 
The act In question had, furthermore, a cast 
of principals that could scarcely be Improved 
by an all-star selection among the $2 notables. 
It rocked the house with laughs and finished 
with a clatter and clang. Lillian Flttgerald 
followed. Lillian Is no novitiate., But she is 
alwayB new and always different. There Is no 
head and body on earth that yields more 
versatile stage talents than the fair natural 
props of Lillian. In Paris or Vienna of the 
days of peace she would have been acclaimed 
an Yvette Gullbert lnstanter after a perform- 
ance such as Hhe gave Monday evening. She 
sang, she danced, she imitated, she ridiculed, 
she satirized, she improvised, she kidded 
the house and Joshed herself, Hhe did French, 
Jew, darkey, Infant and chorus girl ; she 
wore three eye-grabbing creations, the first 
one a wild confusion of evening gown, Jajamas 
and overalls, and the third as rich a legiti- 
mate gown as ever felt a needle. She scored 
and encored. 

Then came McKay and Ardlne. Ottie Ardlne 
Is an overgrown Mlzzl Hajos, with suen an 
accent, a personality that shoots giggles and 
little tremors of warmth, and a dancing 
method that she has copyrighted, doing acro- 
batics like a little lady, not like a circus 
elephant. George, sleek and well groomed, 
sings brazenly and has a routine of nifty 
comebacks that bat a thousand. This pair 
had to beg to be left off after the full act had 
been done, the usual extras had been con- 




ALBOLENE 



for 



" Richard' » hlm$elf again!" 

The curtaia fall is tbs ewe 
ALBOLENE, the perfect auat-ea re- 
mover, thst really makes Richard bias- 
ed! again. Richard la a few saiaate* 
with a smooth, clean, clear ekla, 
emerges from the stsge door. 

Alawleaa Is awl ap la I sad f suae* tasjea 
totttai neeee-ap baa; am» ta > saw 1 
lb eaaa. Mar be bad of samt iiaaswli 
and amalrra la aaase-en. Fme eaaaaaa aa 
request. Wrtla far It 

McKESSON A ROBBINS 

laoerporaled 
ft Fultao Street ... Now York 



FRANK EVANS 

SUGGESTS 
QUALITY VAUDEVILLE 

JACK WYATT 



AND HIS 



SCOTCH LADS 

and LASSIES 



Here 

JOHN ROSS 
JAMES BALE 
TOM CAMPBELL 
WILL GIRVAN 
ROBERT GRAHAM 



they are: 

JOSEPHINE BARRY 
BUNTY LAWRENCE 
LILLIAN BALE 
PEGGY JOHNSTON 
BETTY MORGAN 



JACK WYATT 



Topping the bills on the Orpheum Circuit 



tributed, and even a straight ballad had gone 
over for a hit. It was the decided cleanup of 
the wonderful bill, which was a triumph for 
vaudeville, aa these are its representative 
children, not its putative spawn, Its adopted 
foundlings or Its transitory visitors. Any 
headline act might have been proud to exact 
euch appreciation as George and Ottle had 
pushed on them. 



Al Herman came out to assassinate grief, of 
which there was none, and to sidetrack re- 
morse, which was snowbound elsewhere. He 
works with a baritone who sins* ballads with- 
out a spot from a box. Herman gagged with 
method and material cribbed here and there, 
and, though It all went over the piste. It had 
a by-taste of plagiarism. The main portion 
of his act was devoted to discussing the 



RIVERSIDE, New York 
This Week (Jan. 7) 

COLOR 
GEMS 

A Study in Color, Light and Form 

DIRECTION, 

Eastern, MORRIS & FEIL 
Western, SIMON AGENCY 



alleged private affairs of the other players. 
Many of the allusions were broad, and soma 
were extremely Indelicate. Hla killing con- 
fidence that Miss Leltzel had two sons In 
Jollet, fattened by his several times reiter- 
ating that she "was a mother" might eaally 
have been spared In an evening when there 
waa so much to laugh at already. His jests 
regarding McKay and Ardlne, though hon- 
e.-tly intended to be facetious, grazed the line 
of personalities. That whole slice of bis work 
has been either adopted boldly from Jim 
Harkins' or else Jim has copped Herman's 
Btuff — or else two great comedy minds ran on 
strangely coincidental parallel tracks. With 
all this, Herman cut plenty of Ice on the bill 
and got the laughs he reached after. 

Those of the audience who had never been 
treated to a sight of the little Leltzel girl be- 
fore gasped on her entrance. She waa so 
petite, babyish and demure agalnat the un- 
promising background of swinging rings and 
perpendicular ropes. She shinnled up that 
rope like a cross between a nimble monkey 
and a carefree angel. Her stunts here and 
on the rings and the wrlst-grtp short rope, 
where she finished In an Indescribable mael- 
strom of whirlwind gyration* while sus- 
pended by one slender forearm, got the house 
Into one tumult of progressive and vociferous 
applause. If Dainty Mark- was dainty In her 
best years this child is ephemeral, cobwebby, 
tnntallzlngly delicious. Far from having the 
physique, mannerisms or spirit of the ap- 
plause-begging athletes who vainly attempt 
similar vaudeville endeavors, she never lost 
the maidenly appeal of the Ingenue. Leltzel 
Is a marvel and a delight. Sh>3 fittingly rang 
down a show which will be held up as a shin- 
ing mark for future ones to rival In the 
memories of those, who this week can get 
Into the Palace. Lait. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

VARImTTi 
SAN PKANCUCO OFFICE 

PANTAwms TUATBS BLM. 



ORPHEUM (Fred Henderson, gen. rep.; 
agent, direct),,— The Orpheum is this weak 



Golding 
Scenic Studios 

INC. 

Up-to-the-Minute 
SCENERY 

Sec Fred Ardath's "Corner Store," 
or Whipple and Houston's New Act. 
Wc make aniline dye, velour, plush, 

or anything your fancy may sug- 
gest. Models submitted free. Let 
us figure with you. 

506 Putnam Building 
1493 Broadway 
New York City 

Bryant 6483 



28 



VARIETY 



^SJSSSSST \ ROBERT EMMET KEANE 

in now playing his third bitf COnsTCUtive \vt'«k :i( KEITH'S PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK, and is singing our up to-the-minute novelty comedy Hong 

, That's the 
Best Day 
In the Year 



Km 



iiliMiilMi 



This is one of those hoo^h that hoy, ^ r irl. man or woman can sing and what's more U*H hound to go over STRONG for you. 



HERE'S A SAMPLE CHORUS IT'S IT 



Monday Is a whratless day — 
I do without my bread: 

Tuesday ia a mratlraa day — 
1 eat baked beana instead. 



Wfdnr#(|«y it a spoonless night— 
I di»n't jjo near the park; 

And Thursday m a lightlr** night — 
1 walk home in the dark. 



Friday is a nwrctlrtti day — 
No sugar do I Mir ; 

Saturday's a bathlc** day — 
«>h, how 1 winh it wt-re! 



Sunday in a wifeless day — 
I don't see wifey, denr. 

1 thank yoa. Mr. Floover — 
That's the bea*. day in the year. 



WE ALSO HAVE A VERY FUNNY FEMALE VERSION 

tots more extra choruses just as good as that quoted above. Professional copies and orchestrations in all key*. 



AL COOK, New York/ N. Y., 1562 Broadway 



THOS. J. QUIGIJiY I R|). EOWARPS I AU IHOWNH 
Chicago, III. I PhiladcTprWu. 1«. Han Franrise*. (si. 

Schiller UMg. I 33 .s. «jfh SL | 5iW Pantages lilrig 



JACK I, MIRY 

lt«*ton, Mais. 

2IS TrcntOIlt St 



JACK CHOWLKY 
l'ro»idenee, K. I. 

is Belknap St. 



1 HI'J) HARRISON 
Baltimore, Md. 

btvv. Kr.lly 111. til 



n. noss mccluiik 

St. I'rt-jl. Minn. 



HAL M ki\<; 

Kanann City. Kan. 
J > t . 1 1 Hot. I 



PI'TTR SMITH 

Nrw Orleaii*. La. 

J(ii.S l<r< .rville St. 



THE CHINESE PUZZLE 

Chester A. Kingston 

474 Bainbridge St., Brooklyn, N.T. 

Personal Representative 

JIMMY PLUNKETT 



housing a good comedy program. Business 
good. The Avon Comedy Four ft ha red the top 
honors In the billing and gained the hit of the 
show. Harry Green and Co. was also among 
the top billing In "The Cherry Tree" that 
went big. Qaudsmldt Bros, closed exception- 
ally good. Bert Swor, with his monolog, was 
ratber Iste, doing quite well, however. He 
was compelled to follow Mclntyre and Heath, 
who easily repeated their prevloua week's suc- 
cess. Anna Chandler did well throughout the 
early portion, finishing big. The Levolos gave 
a demonstration upon the wire In the opening 
position that was appreciated. The Alexander 
kids (boldover) were again succesful. 

PANTAGES.— The current Pantsges show 
rounded out into good entertainment, with 
excellent business early In the week. "The 
Beasts and the Fairy." animal, opened well. 
Herbert Brooks, return engagement, gained 
passing notice. Arlova and her dancers were 
artutic Joseph K. Watson In his "Abe 
Kablbble" characterization won continuous 
laughter. Mum ford and Thompson were "No. 
2," gaining unusual results with witty talks, 
and the position should have been later. Joe 
Roberts, local, return engagement, hit of the 
show. Four Readings closed. 

HIPPODROME.— The Hippodrome has a well 
balanced program, with attendance good. Lor- 
raine and Mitchell opened in a combination 
specialty, a revolving ladder bit and singing 
by the woman. Well received. Leever and 
LeRoy and Angelus Trio failed to show. Dud- 
ley Trio, tumbling, closed good. Kelly Wilder 
Co., artistic singing and instrumental suc- 
cess. Marshall and Covert (colored) gained 
good results. Edna May Foster and Leo 
Cooper and Co. filled vacancies. The former 
did singing end talking turn, ualng four 
plants, aiding in gaining the hit of the show. 
Cooper was assisted by three people. In a 
comedy dramatic piece that was enjoyed. 

ALCAZAR (Geo. Davis, mgr.).— Evelyn 
Vaugban In "Cheating Cheaters." 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.l.— "Fair and 
Warmer" (1st week). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob & Marx, nigra.).— 
"Turn to the Right" (2d week). 

CASINO (Robert Drady, mgr.).— A-H. A 
W. V. A. vaudeville. 

PRINCESS (Dert Levey, lessee ft mgr.).— 
Bert Levey vaudeville. 

SAVOY (J. Davis, mgr.).— Will King stock 
burlesque (3d week). 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— A-H. & 
W. V. A. vaudeville. 



2-White 

Steppers-2 

Study in Whit* 

Plrxtl.n, gUS. riTZPATBICK 



TROVELLO 

AMERICAN VENTRILOQUIST 

Presenting 

"THE AVIATING CHAUFFEUR" 

and 

"OLD ZIP L1ZAR COON" 

WELL, AIN'T THAT HOT CORN? 



GANGLER'S CANINE GARDEN 



BOOKED SOLID 

direction, BILLY GRADY 



OPENING FEB. 3, 
PANTAGES CIRCUIT 



ALVINO'S JAZZPHIENDS 



Late ef J 

We Invite ye* ts> sail 

BIN SALANDBB 
Address ALVINO. care 



KAY ALVDfO 



VARIETY. Nsw Terk 



STETSON and HUBER 



W. V. M. A. 
Direction, WAYNE CHRISTY 



PRINCESS. 30— A pleasing bill to fair re- 
turns. Dan McLean opened the show In a 
straight song-plugging turn. The Anderson 
uuo, man and woman, play xylophone, French 
horns, guitars and saxaphones. Their saxa- 
phone duet finish is the best number in the 
act and wins them a fair amount of applause. 
Gemini, a sister team, open in Quaker cos- 
tumes with "In the Sweet Long Ago." They 
follow this with four long dances, finishing 
with a military dance. Why they limit them- 
selves to one song If beyond comprehension as 
this is by far the best number in the turn. 
By cutting out at least two of the dances 
and substituting songs the act would be greatly 
improved, as there is too much sameness as It 
now stands. Manning and Lee follow with a 
singing and talking skit that is a little out 
of the ordinary. They work before a special 
drop showing two theatres on opposite sides 
of the street, one a two-a»day and the other 
a "Jitney," which has an important place in 
the story they tell. The woman of the team 
Is very attractive and most of their talk Is 
new. A five-reel picture closes. 

CASINO, 30— A very satisfactory bill with 
enough variety to make it interesting. Ches- 
ter and Johnson, cyclist and girl, opened. 
The man's work is very good and most of It 
original, but the girl, although she makes an 
attractive appearance, does nothing that Js 
absolutely essential to the welfare of the act. 
The Two Brownies open with soft-shoe danc- 
ing and finish dancing on skates. In between 
they put on a "Jimmy Valentine" dance that 
Is a novelty, and one of the team does some 
burlesque work. This latter could be elim- 
inated without hurting the turn as it Is not 
funny. Otherwise the act Is O. K., as they 
work In perfect harmony In their dancing 
numbers. Paul Earle makes a nice appearance 
while playing a ukolele, telling a few new 
stories and singing a parody or two. His 
style Is different from most small-time single 
entertainers. Devlin and Miller offer a comedy 



playlet, "Just One Little Girl," that gets over 
nicely, barring a few inconsistencies, such as 
stealing the phone off the wall. Pearl Bros, 
and Burns are the laughing hit of the bill 
with a routine of nut-stuff. Including bur- 
lesques on ventriloquism and Italian opera. 
The act Is just the right length and they do 
not wear their popularity out by lingering 
while they are going good. The Brads, con- 
tortionists, close with some excellent work to 
well-earned laughs and applause. Business is 
fair. 



The Nine Orientals, a Chinese act, due to 
leave China Dec 1, had some trouble with 
their passports and were compel led to lay 
over until the next boat. They will not arrive 
here now until Feb. 15. 



Harry Corson Clarke's season at the Al- 
cazar closed Jan. 5 with "Hello BUI." 



Evelyn Vaugban returned to the Alcazar 
this week, opening In "Cheating Cheaters." 
With two exceptions the entire company Is 
new, and Includes Hugh Knox, Will Lloyd, 
Grace Travers, Alda Woolcott, Sherman Bain- 
bridge, J. Anthony Smythe, Burt Wesner, Shir- 
ley Huxley and James Gleason. George Lask, 
who produced "Cheating Cheaters" In New 
York, is directing the company. 

Billy Browning, now with "The Honey Bee" 
on the Pantages time, expects to leave the 
act In the near future to enter pictures in Los 
Angeles. 



"Turn to the Right" will be at the Columbia 
for four weeks. 



The California theatre, whose policy It Is to 
promote the musical Interests of this commun- 
ity, last week inaugurated a series of classic 
dances. Anita Peters Wright's Rythmic 



This Week (Jan. 7) 
ORPHEUM 
MEMPHIS 



MERLE'S COCKATOOS 



Next Week (Jan. 14) 

ORPHEUM 
NEW ORLEANS 



ROGER TOLOMEI 

General Booking Manager ef the 

SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR 

ome. hot... i».» 55 West 28th Street, New York City 



TAIMEAIM BROS 



MR. AND MRS. 



WILLIAM O'CLARE 

"A Breese freas the Lakes ef Klllaraey" 
Booked Solid W. V. M. A. and U. B. O. 

BEEHLER & JACOBS AGENCY 



Dancers, recently seen at the Orpheum, was 
the opening attraction. 



Alice Gentle, a former 8an Franciscan and 
now a leading mezzo-soprano with the Metro- 
politan Opera Company, returns home next 
month as a concert singer under the manage- 
ment of Frank W. Healy. 



The oft-repeated rumor that the Strand la 
to change hands is once again with us, but 
this time It bears the semblance of some re- 
liability, so It may come true yet. 

J. C. Brasee Is producing a new girl act, 
to open on the Pantages circuit Jan. 13. The 
piece will carry 15 people. Billy Batchellor 
will be featured. 



The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 
under the direction of Alfred Herts, opened 
its 1018 season at the Cort Jan. 4. 



Coming concert attraction are Yvette Outl- 
bert, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Zym- 
hallst, Maude Powell, Jeanne ^omelll and 
Leopold Godowsky. 

"Have a Heart" Is booked for an early 
appearance at the Columbia. 

Sam Rork. publicity manager for Mack Ben- 
nett, was in town last week from Los An- 
geles. 



Phil Rock is now on the staff of Forster's 
local office. 



Jack Wyatt. of "Wyatt's Lads and Las- 
sies, now playing the Orpheum circuit, con- 
tradicts tho report said to be emanating fr*m 
Geo. Davis, of the Kincaid Kilties, that fie 
Wyatt, was formerly In Davis' employ and 



Bagg-ge Bought, Sold, Repaired and 
Exchanged 

EDWARD GROPPER 

208 West 42nd Street 



Phone: Bryant 8678 



NEW YORK 






CECIL MANNERS 



"MELODYLAND" 



LOEW CIRCUIT 



FRED THE BRADS N,T * 



Marleeill 



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THE FAYNES 

Presenting 
"IN A CONSERVATORY** 

PLAYING U. B. O. TIME 
Direction, NAT SOBEL 



VARIETY 






Here It Is! 

The song we have been holding back for our 
New Year spurt It's on the same order as 
"You Made Me Love You" and sure-fire from 
every angle. Look it over and communicate 
with our nearest office for orchestrations. We 
also have a wonderful double version to this 
number. Get it now! 









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I Hate to Lose You 



Vm So Used to You Now 



99 



VERSE 

We were so happy, you and I, 

But now I feel like I could die; 

You changed your mind and said good-bye 

And didn't tell me why. 

If you had left me years ago 

It wouldn't hurt me so. 



CHORUS 

I hate to lose you, I'm used to you now, 

Still I excuse you, for breaking your vow; 

Just like the sunlight I found 

I'm used to having you 'round; 

You're all I've ever been thinking of — 

Who am I going to love? 

Now that you turned me down 

Just like the rose dear 

That's used to the sun, 

Its petals close dear 

When summer is done; 

And I'm so used to your kisses; all others are strange; 

Used to your lovin' and I don't want to change; 

I hate to lose you, I'm so used to you now. 



(Copyrighted by Watcrson, Berlin St Snyder Company, 1917) 



WATERSON, BERLIN & SNYDER CO 






STRAND THEATRE BUILDING, NEW YORK 

MAX WINSLOW, Professional Manager 






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CHICAGO 

FRANK CLARK 
81 W. Randolph St. 

ST. LOUIS 

JOHN CONRAD 
718 Navarre Bldg. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

MORT HARRIS 
Pantages Theatre Bldg 



BOSTON 

DON RAMSAY 
220 Tremont St. 



PITTSBURGH 

JOS. HILLER 
405 Camcraphone Bldg. 

MINNEAPOLIS 

FRANK BRZ1NSKY 
235 Loeb Arcade 




PHILADELPHIA 

RENNIE CORMACK 
Globe Theatre Bldg. 



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Three Daahin* Yaans Maid* 

and a Real Ctatdlai 

Slnffln*. Dancing. Caaaody, Cycling: 

Unltod Tint* Beokad telld 

Direction 

KAUFMAN * HYDE 

Broadway Theatre Btda.. Hew Vera City 



:moni t v'i the 



FOWLERS 



that the material lined In the Wyatt act was 
stolen from Davis' act. Mr. Wyatt states that 
both he and Mr. Davis were formerly employe*! 
In a Scotch act hut that he has never worked 
for Davis. 

Harry Davis Is now manager of the Will 
King Company at the Savoy. 



Pantages nets will hereafter make the Jump 
from Oakland to Los Angeles over the South- 
ern Pacific route, the Santa Fe having dis- 
continued their trains, "Angel" and "Saint," 
operating between tnese two points. Jan. f». 
The Southern Pacific makes the trip in two 
hourB lens time. 



The .lames Post Company is doing a very 
good business at the Columbia theatre, Oak- 
Innd, contrary to all expectations. 



Pesslc Hill opened with the Post Company 
In Oakland last week. Art Penney Joins this 
week. 

V«>ra Ilurgcss In -rings and dances was the 
added attraction at the Savoy last week. Husi- 
nesH at this house, considering the location 
the past reputation, Is very good and, with 
the class of entertainment now offered, a 
prosperous season should follow. 

"Canary Cottage," on leaving the Cort. en- 
tered a long season of one-nlghters, headed 
North. 

Later reports on Fred Solarl, cafe owner, 
who was arrested New Year's day on a bat- 
tery charge, are that the ease was dismissed 
on account of Insufficient evidence. 



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W. V. M. A. 



The Swede Billy Sunday 



U. B. O. 



If I said BOOKED SOLID, the income tax collector might take me at 
my word. So to be discreet let's say BOOKED CONTINUOUSLY but 
with an occasional lay-off. 

BEEHLER & JACOBS 



ED. F. REYNARD 



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Orpheum acts making the Jump from Cal- 
gary to Vancouver, have had considerable 
difficulty the last few wi-eks getting through 
on account of snow slides. One show was 
held up for three days without outside com- 
munication, but reached Vancouver in time 
for the opening, the week-lay-off between the 
two dates allowing for this. Several small- 
time bills have been lost altogether. 



entertain their guests In welcoming the infant 
of 11)18. In one of the grills an elaborate 
allegorical spectacle, "Victory 11»18." was pre- 
sented as the feature of the even tag. Sldonie 
fine re was the soloist of a notable concert 
given In the Marlborough-Dlenhelm. 



ATLANTIC CITY. 



nY ClIARLKS SCHR17RER. 

The New Year made Its bow to the amuse- 
ment world of Atlantic City most auspiciously 
as miny of the large beach front hotels em- 
ployed for the occasion top-notch talent to 



At the Apollo Sidney Rosenf eld's comedy, 
"I'nder Pressure." rewritten and revised by 
the author-manager, was received favorably 
by a large audience. The comedy while an 
Improvement upon its original presentation 
here last spring still was devoid of that quick 
action so essential in plays that border so 
closely upon farce. John Westley and 
Pauline Lord played the two leads quite credit- 
ably. Mr. Rosenfeld, who received a curtain 
call after the third act, stated that the pros- 



Getting the Most for Your Money 

It is rarely that we accumulate so many broken lots 
of suits so early in the season, but this has been an 
unusual season in that respect and we have 85 suits, 
hardly two alike. These are all wool. Suits worth 
$30.00. Not a suit in the entire lot worth leas than 
$25.00, at 



$ 1 7.00 



Sizes 33 to 44. Some Stouts 

The steady rise of "wool" makes it impossible for 
you to buy a suit of this high quality for this money 
in regular lines. If you can spare the money buy 
two — if you can find your size. Exhibited in our 
Broadway windows. 

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Tattered Talent" 



LOIW CIRCUIT 



TOM JONES 



THAT CLASSY PAIR 

TIZOUNE 

COMEDIAN 
and 

EFFIEMACK 

SOUBRETTE 

Now In oar Stvonth Weak at 8tarland Theatre 

and Breaking All Box-OMoa Reoordt for tho hoaan. 

THERE MUST BE A REASON 

Always Open for Burleasjna 

GEO. CAMPBELL, WRITE. 
Address TIZOUNE and MACK, S88 At*. 
Chateaubriand, Montreal, Que., Canada. 



ent company was the nucleus of a repertoire 
organization which he intends to travel con- 
tinuously between Chicago and New York. 



The Inclemency of the weather seriously In- 
terfered with the attendance at the theatres 
during the week. This was especially notice- 
able with the picture houses, where what Is 
usually the best week of the year dwindled 
down to only moderately sized audiences. 



Frederick R. Moore, manager of the Apollo, 
who as a rule plays only $2 shows, Bays he 
found so much difficulty in obtaining attrac- 
tions he had to book burlesque productions in 
order not to have his house dark. 



Monday night "Furs and Frills" opened 
here with many of the original cast. It satis- 
fled a capacity audience. 



It Ib rumored that Paramount pictures, 
whieh since last August have been •confined to 
the Hijou, will hereafter be presented at the 
Virginia, Colonial, Cort and City Square as 
well as the Dijou. It Is assumed this settle- 
ment will pour oil upon the troubled Aim 
waters that have been turbulent In Atlantic 
City Blnce last summer, 



It is alleged the management of the Steel 
Pier, which for 14 consecutive years has 
played Vasellas" Italian Hand during nine 
months of each year, contemplates a change, 
and Sousa, Pryor and Conway are mentioned 
as possible successors of the noted Italian. 



BOSTON. 



BY I.K.N I.IIIHEY. 

KKITH'S (Robert G. Larsen, mgr. ; agent, 
l'. H. ().).— One of the best bills of the sea- 



OPEN FOR OFFERS 



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son U presented here this week. Eva Tanguay 
and James C. Morton are the headllners, but 
there are acts on the bill with not as high a 
standing as theirs which run them close for 
the honors and which drew a great deal of 
applause. Wilson and Aubrey Trio opened. 
They hare the regulation bar stage setting 
but introduce some new comic stunts. They 
close with a wrestling exhibition of a humor- 
ous nature, well worth while. Alexander 
MscFayden made a hit. He went through 
his act without the temperamental frills that 
usually surround an act of this character. 
Prosper and Maret are billed us a couple of 
college athletes. They have a strong man 
stunt, of the quiet sort, which they got over 




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Next Week (Jan. 14), Proctor's 125th Street and Proctor's 23rd Street, 

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well. Dooley and Sales have n nplendld chat- 
ter, singing and dancing act. In a repertoire 
of dances Dorothy and Madeline Cameron. aB- 
nlsted by Burton Daniels at thn piano, follow 
on the bill. Received plenty of encourage- 
ment. Morton and Claire occupied a rather 
good position on the bill. Their act. black- 
face, is fair. James (J. Morton la using the 
some act he hud when last seen here. It'a a 
comic travesty and really beggars description. 
Eva Tanguay is using her same act. Her 
costumes, of course, are new and she has 
some new singing numbers. The fcouse liked 
her flinging of the Marseillaise m French. 
Dong Kong Cue and Harry Haw closed the 
show with a singing and danciug act, con- 



sidered to be too good for such a position. 
Well staged. 

BOSTON (Charles Harris, mgr. ; agent, U. 
13. O.).— "The Warrior," film feature, with 
Murlste. Vaudeville topped by "Wanted a 
Wife," a musical farce. Other acta: Ida Mae 
Chadwick and Dad, Cavana Duo, Moore and 
West. Kenney, Mason and Scholl. 

DIJOU (Ralph Oilman, mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O.).— Pictures. Excellent. 

BOWDOIN (Al Somerbee, mgr.; agent. U. 
H. O.).— "One Hour," the feature 01m. Vau- 
deville: Howard and Scott, Fagln and Maa- 
eomber. Wilson and Whitman, the Arleys, 
Drown and Harrln, Major Ralpn and the Pay- 
son Duo. 



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ST. JAMES (Joseph Brennan, mgr. ; agent. 
Loow).— "A Daughter of the Gods," with 
Anette Kellermann, the topllner. Vaudeville 
includes John O. Sparks, the University Four, 
John and Bertha Oleason and Fred Houlihan. 
Art Smith and Bob Tip. 

GLOBE (Frank Meagher, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew). — "Intolerance" on Its second week at 
this house. Audiences capacity. 

ORPHBUM (Victor J. Morris, mgr.; agent. 
Loew).— "Air-Castle Kate" is the feature of 
the vaudeville offering. Balance of bill In- 
cludes Cardo and Noll, Tyler and Crollus. 
Maude Tiffany and the Osakl Duo, Photoplay 
la "Ghosts of Yesterday." 

8COLLAY OLYMPIA (James J. MoGulneas, 




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mgr.). — Will lam Farnum In "The Conquerer." 
and the Itnllun battlefront pictures divide the 
loading position on the bill. Kale and Koyne, 
Curtis and Gilbert. Walter McCuIlough. Al 
Tnylor and the Manegan Troupe comprise the 
vaudeville bill. 

GORDON'S OLYMPIA (Frank Hookallo, 
mgr.).— IVtrova In "The Daughter of Des- 
tiny." The I'necda GlrK Lutz Brothers, Pat- 
ton and White. Pauline Fielding Players, Lucy 
Gillette and John Cutty In the vaudeville. 

PARK (Thomas D. Soriero. mgr.). — Viola 
Duna In "Mine .leans. " Huslne«s excellent. 

MA.IESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr. ).— "Mother 
Carey's Chickens." Received good notices at 
opening. Playing $1 top. 

SHl'hERT (E. I). Smith, mgr.).— "What's 
Your Husband Doing?" a fare? that made an 
Instant hit here. Got over well at the open- 
ing, receiving good notices. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— This 
Ih the (lnal week of "Rambler Rose." At- 
traction for the coining week, for an engage- 
ment of two weeks only, Is "The Riviera 
Girl." 

* PLYMOUTH (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Wllllnm 
Collier has scored here in "Nothing But the 
Truth." Itu-lnet-s K°od. 

WILBUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "The Man 
Who Came Back" Is doing good business at 
this house. 

PARK rgUAKE (Frvd K. Wright, m^r.).-- 
Last week of "I'pHtairs and Down," which has 
done splendid business. "Success," a new 
play will have Its Metropolitan premiere at 
this houi s next Mondny evening. 

TRKMONT (John B. SrhocftYI. mgr.).— "The 
Booiniranu" !:i doing good huslnoss. Houses 
every evening are of the brat. 

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mgr.). — House dark. 

COPLEY (H. Q. Pattee, mgr.).— "Land of 
promise," a western play presented at this 
stock house. Business very good. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— "Oh, 
Girl," company. Excellent business. 

GAYETY (Thomas H. Henry, mgr.). — Jean 
Bedini's Parisian novelty show. 

HOWARD (George E. Lothrop, mgr.). — 
"Auto Girls," with vaudeville headed by the 
Tuscano Brothers, Hanley and Francis, Day 
and Johnson, the Aerial Levins, the Du Vail 
Brothers aud Ben Drohan. 



damages under the Sherman antitrust law, 
damages alleged to have been sustained by 
the Lake Shore Film and Supply Company. 
Cleveland. The lower court waa asked to 
restrain Sampllner from prosecuting the suit 
on the ground that the New York District 
Court has dismissed his suit against Kalem 
et al. The Cleveland court refused the In- 
junction. 



CINCINNATI. 

BY HARRY V. MARTIN. 

Marietta Haslam, aged six Cincinnati's beat 
child-actress has been engaged as a member 
of the Cincinnati Players, at the Art theatre. 
She will take part in one of the playlets to 
be produced at Memorial Hall, Jan. 10-17. 
The bill consists of "A Motor Mishap," writ- 
ten by Malcolm Morley, the new director; 
"Barbarians," "The Last Man In." by W. B. 
Maxwell, and Barrie'a "Pantaloon." Despite 
rumors that the Art theatre is not doing 
much business It will be continued lndefln 
ltely, its management announces. 

That Mrs. Flake, In "Madam Sand," la 
booked for the Orand opera house for week 
Jan. 14, la taken by House Manager Theodore 
Aylward to Indicate that the K. ft E. — Shu- 
bert war Is on to the death. Another fact 
to lend weight la the booking of Maude Adams, 
alwaya a great favorite here, for thla month, 
also at the Orand. Mlaa Flake cornea here 
directly from Broadway. Said Aylward : "Ap- 
parently the K. and E. offices are determined 
to use their beat attractlona on the road ; 
thla may or may not be a reault of the the- 
atre war." 

Manager Hubert Heuck, of the Lyric, says 
that "The 8how of Wonders," "Love o' Mike" 
and "Oh Boy," among 8huberts' beat shows, 
are booked for hla house during the next 
few weeka. "The 8how of Wonders" will 
oppose Mrs. Flake next week. Thla week, 
"Eileen," at the Lyric, la pitted against "Ben 
Hur," at the Grand, and It will be a mlghtv 
close race. 

Because he "jaywalked" at Fifth and Wal- 
nut Sts., Rodion Mendelevitch, aged 27, New 
York City, with the Russian dancers at 
Keith'a last week, was fined $2 and costs. 
"Isn't harmony the principle of music?" asked 
Judge Bell. "That's correct," admitted the 
defendant. "Well's it's harmony that keeps 
this country from having to maintain a mon- 
ster standing army," continued the Court. 
Mendelevitch is still trying to figure out what 
the Judge waa talking about. 



City Assistant City Solicitor Clifford Cordes 
holds that pictures may be exhibited in public 
school buildings, provided all regulations gov- 
erning their exhib.tion are complied with. 
This provides for the Installation of machine 
booths, the same as are used in theatres, the 
employment of licensed operators, etc. As the 
films are for educational purposes, no the- 
atre license will be required. The Board of 
Education will soon add animated pictures to 
the curriculum. 



Sheriff Oeorge Schott has been directed by 
the Common Pleaa Court to sell the Hotel 
Sterling, former home of many actors, prin- 
cipally of the stock variety. The hotel was 
recently used aa a hospital. It was originally 
the St. Clair Hotel. It being sold to 
satisfy a judgment obtained by the Penn 
Mutual Life Insurance Company against Dr. 
C. A. L. Reed, for $39,082. 



The Bismarck cafe, also much frequented 
by the profession, has been permanently 
closed. It Is aald tuat the Emery estate 
owners of the Mercantile Library building, 
where the Bismarck is located, object to 
saloons in their buildings. 



DETROIT. 

BY JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. O. Wllllama, mgr.).— Belle 
Baker, Joe Jackson, Lee Kohlmar and Co., 
Franklyn Ardell and Co., Ben s see and Balrd. 
The Three Chums, Three Johns, Nolan and 
Nolan. Next week's headllner, Adelaide and 
Hughes. 

MILES (James Rutherford, mgr.). — Dr. 
Carl Herman, Six Colonial Belles, Cain and 
Odom, Burton and Rose, Selble and Llllle, Etta 
Bergen. 

ORPHEUM (Rod Waggoner, mgr.).— Uyeno 
Japs, Adele Oswald, "Lulu's Friend," Barker 
and Harris, The Oascoynes. 

REGENT (Tom Ealand, mgr.).— "Yucatan," 
musical tab. The Lelghtons, Leila Shaw and 
Co., Entes and Button, Curzon Sisters. 

DETROIT.— "The Willow Tree." Next. 
"Rambler Rose." 

LYCEUM.— "The Lure of the City." Next. 
"Hans und Fritz." 

GARRICK.— "A Successful Calamity." Next. 
"Good Gracious Annabelle." 

ADAMS.— Stock. "Pair of Silk Stockings." 
Next, "It Pays to Advertise." 

GAYETY.— "Roseland Girls." Next, "Ma- 
jesties." 

CADILLAC— "Monte Carlo Girls." Next, 
"Broadway Belles." 

WASHINGTON.— "The Planters." 

BROADWAY STRAND.— "Mrs. Dane's De- 
fense." 

MADISON.— "Blue Jeans." 

MAJESTIC— "The Clever Mrs. Carfax." 

The Temple theatre at night la now charg- 
• Ing ~.~i cents. The management finds it Just 
as easy to get 75 as 50 cents. 

"Cleopatra." Fox standard picture, will 
play the Washington theatre week of Jan. 20. 
It may hold over for a second week If it 
proves popular. 

LOS ANCCtES. 

BY GUY PRICE. 

Richard Walton Tully la monopolizing the 
first part of 1018 at the Mason. Thla week 
"The Bird of Paradise," written by him Is 
playing there, whllo "The Flame," also by 
him, comes for a week's engagement follow- 
ing. 



Al Woods Is due back here around the first 
of February, according to his local repre- 
sentative, Sam Rork. 



An appeal from the decree of the U. S. 
District Court at Cleveland, refusing an In- 
junction and dismissing the suit in equity of 
the General Film Company vs. Joseph H. 
Sampllner, Cleveland attorney, was filed in tho 
U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals here last 
Thursday. The film company brought the 
suit after Sampllner had sued It for triple 



Sid Grauman has engaged Llna Regglna to 
sing at tha opening of the new Grauman the- 
atre. m 



Ashton Stevens, Chicago dramatic critic. Is 
due here this week to assist in the produc- 
tion of his new play, "Mary's Way Out." He 
has been reported "on the way" several times 
but always failed to show up. His play la 



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MILWAUKEE. 

BY P. O. MORGAN. 

DAVIDSON (Sherman Brown, mgr.).— Boa- 
ton English Opera Co., week, opening big; 
week Jan. 13. "Follow Me." 

MAJESTIC (William O. Tlsdale, mgr.!; 
agent, Orph.).— "Submarine F-7" ; Nina 
Payne ; Paul McCarty and Elsie Fay ; Four 
Haley Slaters ; Stanley and Norton ; Fern. 
Blglow and Mehan ; Dlero ; Three Bennett Slav 
ters. I 

PALACE (Harry E. Billings, mgr.; agent, 
W V M. A.).— "Woman Proposes"; Ellis* 
Newland Troupe ; James Lichter ; Kranz and 
La Salle; Mack & Velmar ; Cummin and Sea- 
ham. Last half: Will J. Ward; Ed Blondell^ 
Jolly, Wild and Co. ; Simpson and Dean ; Marie 
and Billy Hart ; Laypo and Benjamin. 

MILLER (Jack Yeo, mgr.; agent, Loew).-*- 
Lynne's Ballet; William Flemen and Co. • 
Casad. Irvin and CaSad ; Maybelle Fischer,; 
Fred Zobedle and Co. ; Taylor and Arnold! 
Washington Trio ; Axel Christensen ; "NorinJ 
o' the Movies." 

SHUBERT (B. Niggemeyer. mgr.; agend 
International). — "Millionaire's Son and Bhof 
Girl," week, good opening ; 13, "Peg o* My 
Heart." 

PABST (i^udwlg Kreiss, mgr.).— Pabst Gei* 
man Stock Co., "Das Liebesneft." first time in 
America; 10, four days, "Das Drelmaderl* 
haus." i 

GAYETY (Charles J. Fox, mgr. ; agent 
American). — "Innocent Maids," big opening? 
13 "Mischief Makers." 

EMPRESS (Walter C. Scott mgr.).— Stock 
burlesque. Eddie B. Collins and company. 

MONTREAL 
by awTRrw ira^LRK. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (Edwards and Drlscoll 
mgrs.).— "Seven Days' Leave." Next weeky 
Pyllls Neilson Terry In a new comedy, called 
"Maegle." 

PRINCESS (E. La Pierre, mgr.: agent, U, 
B. O.).— Walter C. Kelly headlined; "Futur* 
lPtJc Revue" ; "Mrn. Rltter Appears" ; Mee« 
nan's Canines; Ferry, Skelly and Souvaln 
Chalfonte Sisters ; Frazer, Bunco and Hardy 
to big business. 

LOEWS (Ben Mills, mgr.).— Six Royal 
Hussars ; Savannah and Georgia Neglect* 
Dale and Burch ; Bayes and England Mon- 
roe and Grant, and Wm. 8. Hart in "The Bar* 
gain," film, to 8. R. O. 

FRANCAIS (Phil Oodel, mgr.).— First half: 
Barney Wllllama and Co.; Potter and Hart- 



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A. PAUL KEITH, President 
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S. K. HODGDON 

Palace Theatre Building New York City 



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1493 Broadway 

(Putnam Building) 

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Enterprises 

General Executive Offices 
Putnam Building Times Square 

New York 



JOSEPH M. SCHENCK 

General Manager 

J. H. LUBIN 

Booking Manager 



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Between 11 and 1 

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"YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WAY OF DOING WHAT YOU DO" 

A great double number, people who use this song will not regret they put it on, it's a good 
number for a dance finish, be one of the first to get it in the East Orchestrations in all keys. 



"WHEN THE AUTUMN LEAVES ARE TURNING GOLD" 

A beautiful harmony ballad that everybody likes to hear, the pretty kind that people 
sing at home, and all the curbstone quartets can sing, you know the kind I mean. 

"THERE'S ONE MORE RIVER WE'RE GOING TO CROSS" 

(And That's the River Rhine) 
This song has the big kick in it right in the last line of the chorus, don't overlook this one. 
P. S. — We will be in New York soon with the best bunch of songs you have heard in a long time. 

TELL TAYLOR, MUSIC PUBLISHER, CHICAGO, ILL. 




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HARVEY and DeVORA Trio 

BERT MILLIE JOHN DOUGH 

PRESENT 

"A DARKTOWN CABARET" 

Now playing W. V. A. Nut Week (Jan. 14)— nip, Chleare 



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well: Mitchell and Mitchell: Arthur Darrett: 
Arthur La Fleur; Grny oml Grnnvillc. Second 
half: Texas Four; Musical McLnri'na: Alex- 
andria and Fields: Arthur lhirrell ; Col. 
George and Co. ; Nelusco and Hurley. 

OKPHEl'M (J. II. Aloz. mgr. ; agent, In- 
ternational Circuit). — '"Tim Trail of the Lone- 
Rome Pine," to good house. Next wetk, "The 
Whit*. Slav*." 

EMPIRE (Paul Cazeneuve, mgr.).— The 
Alba Players opened nnd Rave a very good 
performance of the "HutterHy on the Wheel." 
This week, "Itich Man. Poor Man." 

GAYETY (Tom Conway, mgr.).— "Hello 
America." 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover. mgr.).— VMan 
Martin In "The Fair barbarian." film, and 
Alan Turner. The new siane selling designed 
by Mr. Owiovcr Is very pretty. 

STARLAND (.loe Mn/.onr. mgr. ).— Tlzouue 
and Mack's lu the visual big Iuimjiicss. 

STRAND (Goo. Nichols, mgr.).— June Ca- 
price in "L'uknown 1'7-i," film. 



have before them. Natalie Sinters conform to 
the "Evening at Home." mimical Interlude 
showing the mme act disclosed here twice 
previously. Charlie Howard still dodges In 
and oui of swinging doors with varied re- 
ceptacles. Comic and Albert conform to the 
usuul echool room hlstrionlsm of the twice 
and thrice dally. Maryland Singers follow 
the Conventional Trend of acts exuding south- 
ern atmosphere. Hert Fllzglhhon offered lit- 
tle variance. "Holiday's Dream" never as- 
sumes feature competence. 

CRESCENT (Walter Kallman. mgr.).— Best 
bill In several weeks. Three At-trella* started 
proceedings energetically. Eugenie Leblund 
baa evolved an act novel In measure. Duncan 
and Holt submitted bright, frcbh laughable 
material. Grey and Old Rose hove an Im- 
posing two-act for smuli time. The Avoloa 
closed. 

PALACE (Sam Myers, mgr.).— Weakest 
show of the season the fln>t half. Tom 
Drowns Minstrels headline. Edab Delbridgo 
Trio sing pleasantly. Crawford and Victor 
pleased. They employ the billing of Drlce 



and Bnrr Twins. Columbia and Victor dance 
energetically. Joe Drowning evoked laughter. 

PALACE (Sam Myerp, mgr.).— Rita Gould 
was the luminous satellite of the Palaceja 
perorntlve period lust week. Rita Is stately (yea, 
bo>, has gowns (plenty much) Is conclusively 
and inclusively patriotic (aye, fervently), and 
does very well. Tarzon was the popular 
choice, applause plus laughter plus geua.ua 
exuberance, being considered. Alfred Far- 
rcll and Co. opeued wilb rag-picking, aver- 
aging to a point of adequateness. Archer 
and Ward sing a little, dunce a little, and have 
a little talent— dancing talent. If the move- 
ments alter their final dance were accentu- 
ated the results would proLably be more pro- 
line. "A Trip to Honolulu" Is an entertaining 
"tab" wliiial, a cerium degree of sparkle 
being evinced. 

CRESCENT (Walter Knttman, mgr.).— The 
Ruth Howell Trio quite easily earned premier 
consideration In summing up the Inst half 
bill at the Crescent. lis an acrobatic act, 
fur superior to half the turns closing big- 
tlme show*. Alexander and Swain, appeariug 



ELVA GRIEVES 



ENJOYING A PLEASANT SEASON 



LEADING WOMAN WITH 

BEN WELCH'S SIG SHOW 



NEW ORLEANS. 



BY O. HI. itMICL 
ORPHEUM (Arthur While, mgr.).— Mnng 
and Snyder perform as countless acrobat* 



A HAPPY NE.W YEAR TO ALL 

8AM p - INKZ (BABE) 

HERMAN and HANLY 

ArtlaUe Melange ef Comedy. Songs and Planalagee I 

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court rendered several overseas numbers, dis- 
playing her usual degree of aptitude. Hopkins 
and Axlell employ the Pullman satire, used 
lengthy in the better-grade houses. It is 
still provocative of merriment. Mr. and Mrs. 
Tommy Hitvden were next to closing. The 
violin pluyiuK. of Mrs. lluydeu forma the 
bet part of the act. 

Tl LANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Robert 
Mantell. 

DALPHINE (Lew Rose, mgr.).— Stock bur- 
lesque. 

STRAND (Maurice Darr, mgr.).— Pictures. 

McCormlck and Winehlll, nfter making a 
record by remaining nt the Alamo for nearly 
two yenrs, began n tour of the other Sueuger 
bouses at Penaacola, Sunday. 




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Noll O'nrlen's Minstrels follows Mnntell at 
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extra presentation ut (he tbeatre Sunday eve- 
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Sabbatb. 



Maurice Dorr has superceded D. L. Cornelius 
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PHILADELPHIA. 



BY JITVEXILE. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr.).— Tt seemed 
an all (he war stuff In vaudeville was assembled 
for Naval and Military Week here, with Lang- 



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don McCormlck's spectacle, "On tbe High 
Seas," aa the big noise. About the only one 
who side-stepped (he atmosphere entirely was 
Renee Florlgny. and It soemed strange tbe 
French woman missed the opportunity of at 
least playing something patriotic on the piano. 
It would not be fair to her to say she 
"drummed," for she is too flue a musician for 
thst. and her classical selections brought her 
a rattle of applause. Everything else was 
there with the war punch of some kind. 
The McCormlck melodrama Is a regu- 
lar old-time "drammer" with a vllhiln- 
ous heavy and a heroine that con screech 
as loud as the sea siren. It Is tilled 
with npplause lines, a bit of romance devel- 
oped Rt very short notice and lots of noise. 
II Is all worth while, however, when the big 
climnx comes and the audience gets a glimpse 
of the battleships coming through the sea. 
Orris Holland could Improve his role by ton- 
ing down a bit In the acting of It, otherwise 
the piece Ir well done for a plavlet of this 
kind. When W. J. Rellly of the U. R. S. 
"Michigan." first appeared uere several weeks 
ago during the big drive for navy recruits, 
be was called "Ragtime" Rellly. Now he Is 
billed ns \V. .1. (Sailor) Rellly. nnd the change 
of name Just about tells how this sailor-hoy 
has gotten out of the stride that was taking 
him to the front ranks as an entertainer. 
Rellly has evidently forgotten his "rnetlme" 
ways, maybe because he hns been on the big 
time for a few weeks. Anyway, despite thnt 
be was a big hit ; his aci Is not ss good for 
blm now as It was when he first started. 
Rellly Is a clever fellow and can get his 
songs over, but If he Is wise he will not. try 
for the drnmatlc thing when his forte is the 
lighter stuff — the kind that he first used. Mon- 
day's audience liked him and brought him 
back to make a nicely handled speech of 
thanks. One of the blseest applause hits of 
the bill went to the credit of Lew nrlce and 
the Rarr Twins. If the two girls don't con- 
tract a fatal attack of pneumonia through 
this trio ought to hit none but 
of vaudeville. The net is there 
Rrlee Is doing a clever bit of 
much better bit of dancing, his 
mnde some of the regulars sit 
notice, snd the girl* not only 
Price In stepping but contrlb- 



sennt dressing 
tbe high spots 
several ways, 
comedy and a 
legmsnla stuff 
up and take 
kept pace with 



uted a nifty oppenrnnce. which enve the act 
a lot of cnlnr. LeMalre and Gnllncher put 
over a good-sized Inujrhlng hit which helped 
the first half of the bill a lot with their "fwit- 
tle of Whatstheuse." A goodly portion of 
this material was used by Gallagher In for- 
mer travesty acts with Rnrrett. Shenn and 
Joe Fields, but it has been freshened up, nnd 
with the world filled with wnr t n Ik It Is a 
eorklns good comedy offering. 1/eMttlre making 
nn excellent comedy sld for Gallagher's 
straight. Harry Cooper with the assistance of 
Urn Renney crtrnM r-ff a i*ber»l 'xti-d of 
applause with their vocnl harmony. The eoni- 
edy talk dragged a bit. but Cooper hit the 
mark when he started fo sing, snd the du.t 
flnl-h did the re»t for them, a wnr ball, d 
being Harry's contribution to the military Mil. 
George Fox snd Zelia Insrahsm did unusu- 
ally well in their enrly spot with several song 
numbers, the engaging smile of the girl and 
the well-delivered popular songs bringing them 




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good results. Dcrt Shepherd A Co. had tht 
opening spot Instead of Erford's Whirling 
Sensation, which could not open owing to 
difficulty In placing their apparatus with all 
the heavy stuf following. The whip man was 
brought down from tbe Grand opera hnu«e 
nnd Erfnrd's net sent uptown. 8hepberd s 
feats with whips were well received. Mar- 
garet Edwards gave a physical culture dls- 
p'ay and danced In tbe closing position. It 
Is an unusual offering and. although tbe danc- 
ing is loo long, the girl was warmly received. 
Jane Quirk plays s cornet solo and leads the 
orchestra for the act. Patbe pictures showed 
some good war scenes. 

ALLEGHENY (Joseph Cohen, mgr.).— Flynn's 
Aeroplane Olrls tops. DeWlnters A Nose ; 
Stephens A llnlll-ter; Herbert A Dennis; 
Wormwood's Monkeys; film. Hart in "Tbe 
Silent Man." 

KEYSTONE (M. W. Taylor, mgr.).— Eu- 
gene Emmelt A Co.. headllner : Dayton Fam- 
ily: Parisian Duo. Cboppell A Stennette ; 
Maude Rockwell ; 01m, "Vengeance and the 
Woman." 

NIXON'S OR AND (W. D. Wegefarth, 
mar. ). — 4 Canadian Soldiers hoadline ; An- 
trim A Vale: nert Shepard A Ray; A If Grant; 
Josephine Saxton A Jack Farrell ; Kaye and 
Pell". Pleturca. 

COLONIAL til. A. Smith, mgr.).— Fourth 
anniversary. Headline. Shattuck and O'Nell ; 
Crewell-Fanton Co.; Staley A Dlrbeck : Lan- 
der Hros. : Morgan and Parker; Nan Aker 
A Co.; Quaker Cltj Trio; film, "Tbe Cold 
Deck." 

NIXON (Fred Leopold, 
In Again" hends. Others: 
Schwartz A Clifford; Five 
of Music Mountain." 

GLODR fSnblnskey A 
Dobby Heath and His 
Derra : Smith A Inman : 
seph L. Waters A Co ; 
A Co 
phens 
Sen). 

WILLIAM PEVN (O. W. Metrel. mgr).— 
First half: "The Mlrncle" : nob Hall: Fnrrell- 
Taylor Trio: Valdnres: film. "CarnlHe." Lsst 
hnK' Orlenfnl Slneers hrnl ; "Alimony." film. 
CfinsS KKYS (Snblnskev A McGulrk. mgrs. ) 
— First half: Howard's Animals; Vlollnsky ; 
Kn^wles A White: nush A Shapiro; Mnglln. 
Eddie A Roy; Laurie Ordwny. Last hnlf: 
Intrrnntlnnnl Four Art Studio; other arts. 

nROADWAY (Chas. Shlsler. m»r.).— First 
half: 'The Girl fmm Hollnnd"; .!«>st A New- 
lln : nu«h A Shapiro: Four Lnkens : Shnrp 
A Go. Last hnlf: "Olives" bends vaudeville; 
films for- the week. -The Secret of the Storm 
Country" and "For Liberty." 



sidewalks. "Oh Boy" did big on the flrst 
night. It was tbe biggest night at a show 
house In this city for years and tbe Majeatle 
transformed from vaudeville to legitimate Is 
likely to be a good Investment for Ita leasees. 
Following the opening performance Monday 
evening a dinner was given st the Crown 
hotel In honor or Col. Felix II. Wendlesohafer, 
to celebrate bis accession to the new play- 
house. ( 

KEITH'S (Charles Lovenberg. mgr.). — Eas- 
ily the best bill In many a week Is headed 
by Sam Mann and Co., who took well In- 
deed. Only fair house on opening night, how- 
cvere. owing to bud weather conditions snd 
opening of Shubert's Majestic Nonette. tbs 
gypay vlollniste. who returns to Providence 
after an a hue nee of several years, shows marked 
Improvement since her Inst visit here. Oesu- 
mont and Arnold; Durkln Girls; Drenck's 
Stntue Horse : Lenvltt and !<nekwood ; Robert 
De Mont Trio; Corcoran and Mack. 

FAYS (Edward M. Fay. mgr. >.— "Tbe Ross 
of niood." picture, heavily sdvertlsed, end this 
house Is now featuring big films In addition 
to Its vaudeville. "All Girl Revue," as bead- 
liner, went along smoothly, hut there ars 
chance for Improvement. Mualcal Quintet; 
Mayherry and Marsh; The William Sisters; 
Nana and Co. 



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Valentine A Pell; 
Glrla; film, "Nan 

MeCulrk. mgrs.). — 
Girlies top: Mabel 
Oenaro A Gould ; .lo- 
Mlddleton. Splelmler 
Rroomstlck Elliott A Co.: Hal Ste- 
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COTONT1L (J. F. Fa rr. mer.).— "Hip. Hip. 
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OPERA HOT'RE (Felix R. Wendleschnfer, 
rper > — Providence Optji House Stork Com- 
pany opened with "Rich Man. Pot Man" as 
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ly nnd reheated In n comparatively short time 
w'th Al'ee Orrnorit* nnd Wilder Wnlter aB 
leads did Ti''-T!«!rjK work considering th»» con- 
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EMR p V fVnrtln Toohcr. mar V — "The 
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f«-ot h'.lf nn'l a"hoMPh ilm company worked 
hnrd ^nd nnd n eood p'-ntrrnm of llnwnHnn 
us Bfi| n* American nnVr'nes. the demand 
for tl. ; « "n'f.'i to s'uf" for which thentre- 
f>rr* were c'n "■"->»■! nir n v>nr or «o npn, *rems 
to h n .p t\<f") Hn*n to a erent extent. David 
P. M.-i!! ?"■' O'^a W'r'h : Slrnmin nod Slm- 
rr.r.r.« ■ r,'T".nn I?r^th'-rs : Three S'ophano 
«ciar»-c ]\ •* •-, B-in nrd f»ewv. Second half: 
,!'V"i r, c».-.rVo r n '- <■"•«'> 1 Four: Art. Smith; 
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in March. 1015, to erect tho theatre. For 
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and he also claims there was a balance of 
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charges for Interest and other Items and cred- 
its, including a cash payment of $.1,000. leav- 
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the plaintiff. He sues for damages placed at 
$K.(irio. j. Jerome Hahn Is counsel for the 
contractor. 



When Are destroyed the Emerson Hotel 
building nt North Attleboro (Mass.) laat 
week with It passed the old Wamsutta opera 
house, located In the structure. This house 
waB played for years by traveling companies 
In making their Jump from Boston to Provi- 
dence. The building, wblcb was tbe largest 
frame structure In Bristol county, was built 
in 1ST1. When It was given up as a play- 
hriUHP It was used as a church for a number 
of ypars. but of late had remained Idle. The 
loss in the fire is placed at SL'uO.OOO. 



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this city agaln«t Albert R. Comraette, mnn- 
ager of the Newport opera bouse, to recover 
damages placed at $1,000, for alleged breach 
of contract. Tbe New York firm declares that 
an agreement was made Nov. 17 whereby 
Commette was to furnish a theatre for staging 
a performance In Newport on the evening of 
Nov. 23. The plaintiff sets forth that Com- 
mette guaranteed $TAK) for tbe managers of 
the company which was to stage the per- 
iormance. The plaintiff also alleges that the 
defendant repudiated the agreement and would 
not permit the use of the theatre. McOovcrn 
A Slattery appear for tbe Walker-Stevens 
Company as counsel. 

It Is with reluctance some of tbe theatres 
here are displaying dark fronts each Thurs- 
day night, tbe mid-week light less night. Tbe 
greater pert of them sre complying wlib the 
orders of the state fuel administrator In this 
nation-wide plan to conserve coal. Managers 
claim that It hurts business to bsve the lights 
out — that la some of them say so— others say 
It makes no difference anyway. 



valuable. During an evening performance be 
waa notified by the New York police that the 
pet had been found. He took the midnight 
train for the metropolis and waa back In time 
for the matinee the next day accompanied 
by the precious canine. 

Abe Leavltt, of Leavltt and Lockwood, at 
Keith's tbla week, la a member of an old 
theatrical company that started In this city. 
He Is tbe son of Benjamin Leavltt. and nephew 
of M. B. Leavitt. now retired, who a few years 
since was among the beat known af theatrical 
managera. Leavitt. a cousin of A. A. Spitz 
of the local theatrical Arm of Spltx and 
Natbanson. spent bla boyhood days In this 
city and was employed for a time In a clothlgg 
store here. 



According to Information from a most re- 
liable source, the negotiations by Klaw a 
Erlanger for the Modern, a large film house 
here, have been called off. These negotiations 
were started shortly before the break between 
the Shuberts and Klaw a Erlanger. and since 
that time tbe Sbuberta, who controlled the 
opera bouse for years, have leased the Ma- 
jestic. It Is understood, however, that Klaw 
a Erlanger are still anxious to get a location 
here as the result of the break as their rivals 
are now in possession of the most modern and 
capacious playhouse In this city. 



Theatres here are endeavoring to educate 
their patrons to have the right change when 
approaching the box office so that the war tax 
may be paid quickly and the line of th'se 
waiting for tickets may not be kept waiting. 
On account of tbe collection of tbe war tax 
people have been obliged to stand in front 
of box offices longer than ever before and it 
proves annoying to a large number. 



SEATTLE. 



The opera logue of "Pagllaccl" Is to be 
given at tbe Strand next Tuesday evening for 
the benefit of the Providence Section, Council 
of Jewish Women. It will be read by Adelaide 
Patterson, with the music given by Grace 
Ooff Fernald. soprano: George F. Young, 
tenor: LoweJI Phillips Shawe, baritone, and 
Arthur JameV at the organ. 



HY WAI/TRR E. BtTltTOK. 

LYRIC. — Vaudeville and musical comedy. 

GAIETY (Ed. Armstrong, mgr.).— .V), Arm- 
strong Company in "The Follies of Pleasure." 
a sort of cabaret performance, with Dillle 
Bingham, aoubret, holding stellar honors. 
Perqueta has several song and dance numbers. 
Fine patronage. 

WILKES (Dean B. Worley, mgr.).—.*U f 00th 
week In Seattle. Wilkes' Players in "The 
Heart of Wetona." 

METROPOLITAN (George T. Hood. mgr.). 
— 31. "Thirteenth Chair." drew good business. 
7-0, John Kellard in Shakespearean produc- 
tions. 



It Is said that several theatres here have 
coal bins that are rapidly approacblng the 
empty stage, and ahould tbe acute situation 
that exists here at present continue It Is not 
unlikely that one or more of these houses 
may be forced to close. Tbe past week saw 
the situation more serious than at any time 
since winter started. With the harbor and 
bay frozen over for the first time In many 
years coal barges were unable to reach the 
city, and during the cold spell there was 
much suffering on the part of poor people. 
Several of the larger theatres are more for- 
tunate than the others, and unless the winter 
continues severe and la unusually long they 
will have enough to tide them over. At any 
rate the situation Is causing more than one 
manager worrlment. 



An attraction that la likely to draw some 
away from the cltys" theatres for a period 
of eight day* Is the annual auto show which 
opons at the state armory Friday (today) and 
contlues until a week from Saturday. The 
nuto show Is a big attraction each year in 
this city and bids fair to be as good as ever 
this year. 



».m. HENRY C. MINER. Inc. 



Thirrt-rc Prury, Afro-Arns-rinir. tenor, ap- 
peared In ciBtume song reeltal Thursday eve- 
ning In Infantry Hall. He was assisted by 
Prof. Leon Payne and others. 

James Puttoi,, who appeared at Keith's last 
week, made a flying trip to New York one 
night during his stay hore. While In New 
York and before coming to this rltv the 
actor lost a dog be considered exceedingly 



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Show stopped at the 
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We take this means of thanking everyone 
for their kind offers, but we are signed for 
next season in Burlesque. 

Watch for our announcement 

Morette Sisters 

Hit of the "All Girl Revue" 
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MOORE (Carl Relter, mgr.).— 30, Orpheum 
vaudeville headed by Joeeph B. Howard In a 
musical world revue. The LeGrobs, food. 
Frank Crumlt, pleases. Rice and Werner, 
good skit. Kanazawa Boys, splendid equibrlsts. 
Isabella D'Annond and Darrell, meritorious 
turn. 

PANTAGES (Bdgar O. Milne, mgr.). — 30, 
"The Bride Shop," fine musical tab. Francis 
Murphy, pleases, Flo and Ollle Walters, 
dainty. Jack Kennedy & Co., good. Rod- 
riguez, good. Eddie Martin, pleases. 

PALACE HIP (Joseph A> Muller, mgr.).— 
31, Jean Dawn heads. Kelly and Davis won 
favor. Adanac Trio, liked. Sweeney and New- 
ton, favorably received. Aleva Duo, versatile. 
LaVlne Trio, please. 



ORPHEUM (Jay Haas, mgr.).— 30, Lou 
Parker's Jazz Band headlines. Rolfe and 
Kennedy, please. The Roys, good. Evelyn 
Grant, good. Fields and Fields, liked. Frank 
Voerg, musician and comedy. 

COLISEUM (Greater Theatres Co., mgr.).— 
Midnight matinee Monday night consisted of 
the regular Pantages vaudeville bill for the 
current week, with a few extras added. One 
dollar charged for admission. 



As a result of the recent trip of Edward 
Kellie over the Hippodrome circuit the follow- 
ing theatres have been added to Tour B of 
the Hippodrome time : Pastime, Mt. Vernon ; 
Dream, Sedro Wooley, Wash. ; Gem, Sheridan, 



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Monte Carter Musical Comedy Company 
opened at the old Pan house, Tacoma, Jan. 7. 
The theatre has been renamed the Oak. The 
Pan bouse In Seattle was rechrlstened the 
Oak after the new theatre was built here, 
and Mr. Carter's organisation played there for 
nine months. 



Brvln and Myers are preparing to build a 
theatre In Harlowtown, Mont, that will cost 
$60,000. 

Dixie Harris Joined the Pan road show at 
Butte last week. 



Chorus Girls' contests' are held at the Gaiety 
every Friday night between shows. 



R. H. Proseer, representing the Rev. Paul 
Smith Picture, "The Finger of Justice," of 
San Francisco, Is In the city in the Interests 
of the big seven-reel feature of present day 
morality. Mr. Proseer Is here to sell the state 
rights for the four Northwestern states. 



Bddle Kole (Kole and Snow) is filling the 
position of doorman at the Orpheum for the 
present. 



The Ansonla Amusement Co., Butte, Is build- 
ing a theatre In Helena scheduled to open 
about March 1. The Pantages shows will play 
the hoifse two nights a week, breaking the 
Jump between Great Falls and Butte. Road 
attractions and moving pictures will be booked 
for the remainder of the week. The new the- 
atre will be called the Marlowe, and will be 
under the management of C. E. Eckbart, pres- 
ent manager of the Orpheum and Princess, 
Butte. 



Wm. Sutherlan, formerly of the Buthbeck 
Trio, is at the Gaiety playing the traps. 

Earl Bonner left the Armstrong Folly com- 
pany at the Gaiety, Saturday, to accept a posi- 
tion with the WUUs West musical comedy 
company. Empress theatre, Butte. 



Lou Parker, local cabaret star for several 
years, has formed a jazz band act. The per- 
sonnel Is Gilbert Rlngler, violinist ; George 
Britton, pianist; Mark Rowan, banjo; George 
Roberts, trombone; Harry McLeroy, traps. 



MB. MAX E. HATES PRESENTS 



FRANK DOBSON 



BOOKED SOLID 



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Crossman's 7 Entertainers 

THIS WEEK (Jan. 7)— MeKEESPORT, PA. 

NEXT WEEK (Jan. 14)— KEITH'S. LOWELL. MASS. 

DiBECTioN. ARTHUR KLEIN 



I wish to Thank the Many Managers 

Who During My Brief Stay in New York Made Me So Many Kind Offers. 

I cannot accept any of them for I am going back to the 

AVENUE THEATRE, DETROIT 

Where I have been THE FEATURED SOUBRETTE IN STOCK for seven months. 



THANKS AGAIN! 



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Winter scene in a limousine touring car to explain the story. 

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week, but business has been very poor and 
they close this Sunday. All other theatres in 
Buenos Aires are dark with the exception of 
the picture houses. 



Miss Parker sings several popular and rag- 
lime numbers. The act is headlining along 
the route. 



Jack Cw \ck. formerly assistant treasurer of 
the Alhamlra and Moore theatres, Is now a 
first sergeant at American Lake. 



Ilerttie LaMotte Is directing the orchestra 
at the i-'avoy drill, this city. 



The Sound Amusement Co. will use auto 
truekH to transport Its shows for the 1D1H 
season. 



SOUTH AMERICA. 

Buenos Aires, Pec. 10. 
Amurrmrnts at present In Buenos Aires and 
ntlu r South American cities are very slow, as 
this I 1 - the middle of summer, imd only a few 
circuses and amusement parks ure running. 



BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.— Shlpp and 
Feltns American circus opened its season here 
in Buenos Aires Nov. ,'U) to a good bouse. The 
show went with a dash from start to finish. 
The show Includes some very clever Japanese 
performers — the Jardys, a perch art : the 
Crandells. a pretty riding act; Miss Shlpp and 
her high school act, very well received, and 
the result Is that they have done a very good 
huslnesfi fn spite of very hot weather. The 
star act is Collin's boxing kangaroo, which 
causes a great deal of amusement. Boxing 
kangaroos have been seen here, but not for a 
long time. 

JAPANESE PARK.— No novelties this year 
to speak of outside of one or two open air 
free acts, which include Prince Nelson, a high 
rope walker, and Miss Calller, a high diver, 
both working over the lake. 

COMSEO THEATRE.— A grand opera com- 
pany at popular prices under the direction of 
Prof. Cogonro opened at thla theatre last 



Almlta Lajoya, tho celebrated tonadillera 
(finger of piquant songs), with her gorgeous 
and spectacular collection of quaint Spanish 
costumes, delightful music and scenic novelties 
of Spanish and Argentine origin, has been 
contracted by Roy Chandler for a tour of the 
United States, commencing next March. This 
act is a decided novelty in every way, and 
Miss Lajoya's vivacious personality, original 
and catchy music, combined with her knowl- 
edge of the English language, will make her a 
big seiisution in the United States, as she al- 
ways has been in Spain and throughout South 
America. Miss Lajoya has Just finished an 
engagement of thirty-two weeks In a tour of 
Brazil, Argentine Uruguay and the Argentine 
at the highest salary ever paid a single act 
south of the equator. 



excellent; Diamond a~d Brennan, laugh; 
Bailey and Cowan, hit ; McLallen and Carson 
with their skating opened big. 

NATIONAL (William Fowler, mgr.).— "The 
Riviera Girl" with New York cast. Looks like 
big week. 

BELASCO (L. Stoddard Taylor, mgr.). — 
"You're in Love." 

POLI'S (Fred Berger, mgr.). — The Poll 
Musical Stock in "When Love is Young. ' 
Excellent company and, with management 
paying the war tax, drawing big business. 

OAYETY (Harry Jarbee, mgr.).— Fred Ir- 
v/|n*fl Show 

COSMOS (B. Bylaskl, mgr.).— Kitty Fran- 
cis ; Stone and McAvoy ; The Norvells ; Billy 
(Swede) Hall and Co.; Musette; Ben Smith. 

LOEWS COLUMBIA (Lawrence Beatus, 
mgr.). — Pauline Frederick In "Mrs. Dane's 
Defense." film ; Vivian Martin in "The Fair 
Barbarian," second half. 



WASHINGTON. 



BY HAKDIF WHAKIN. 

KEITH'S (Roland S. Bobbins, mgr.).— Theo- 
dore Kosloff and his Russian Ballet, artisti- 
cally wonderful : Robert T. Haines in new 
ske'eh. L r ood ; Itooney and Bent, success in 
new art; Alfred Bergen, solid hit; Joe Cook, 



Tho new Metropolitan on F St. and 10th 
Is to open in February. Harry Crandall dur- 
ing the past week put through a deal in which 
he becomes the sole owner. It was being 
built by local men. The seating capacity 
will be 2,'JOO. The balcony will be reached 
by an incline while the orchestra of 30 pieces 
will be seated in a sunken Italian garden. 
The property upon which the building stands 
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MOVING PICTURES 



DAYBREAK. 

Emily Stevenn Is the star of this Rolfe- 
Metro release, a screen adaption by June 
Mathls of the play by Jane Cowl and Jane 
Murfln. It Is a story that depends wholly on 
the suspense regarding the wife's secret for 
Its punch, but this punch is well put oyer 
through the direction of Albert Capellanl and 
the very capablo action of the star. As a 
play "Daybreak" was but a luke-warm suc- 
cess. It Is evident the Selwyns did not think 
much or it for screen purposes, otherwise they 
would have employed It for their own use 
(Qoldwyn), but * uay break" does develop Into 
a good feature production, a much better pic- 
ture than It was a play. Miss Stevens Is the 
Injured wife whose husband's desire for drink 
Is the cause for their parting. The story has 



a high society atmostphere always welcome to 
the picture fans with Its scenes laid princi- 
pally in the home of tho Fromes on Long 
Island. At the opening Is tho wife awaiting 
her husband, who was to have met her after 
the theatre but who remained at the club and 
Imbibed rather too freely. When he does get 
home and discovers the family physician is 
keeping her company he files Into a rage and 
becomes suggestively sarcastic in his remarks. 
The next morning he is regretful, and after 
going out and purchasing a trinket and some 
flowers as concrete evidence of his sorrow for 
a hasty tongue, he promises he will eschew 
liquor in the future. But the same night 
finds a repetition of other night and, what Is 
more, he in his drunken moments has pushed 
a newsboy under a motorcar. Alcohol* causes 
him to hare a marked aversion against chil- 



dren, and when the wife discovers, through 
the papers, of his latest outburst of temper 
toward a child, she decides to leave him. 
There is a tmggestlon at this time she Is ex- 
pecting an addition. A parting Is arranged 
with a promise she Will return If the hus- 
band will mend his ways. After four years 
she returns to the home, childless to all ap- 
pearances, and as there Is no tendency on the 
part of the husband to leave the brimming 
bowl alone, she begins to lead a life that Is 
exceedingly mysterious, leaving the house and 
staying away for hours at a time. The hus- 
band finally becomes suspicious (the audience 
also, through clever direction and a suggestion 
dropped In a brief scene), and when he dis- 
covers his auditor has misappropriated funds. 
he decides to send him to a neighboring city 
Instead of to Jail, and uses the auditor's wife. 




Voted It 
Best Picture 



Fairbanks Has Ever Done 

When S. L. Rothapfel opens a new theatre he does the 
job to a brown. He chose Douglas Fairbanks to open 
both his palaces— the Rialto and the Rivoli. 

More humorous, more active and more artistic than any of Fairbanks' previous 
vehicles ... the limit in humor, action and art . . .The best thing he has 
ever done. —New York Tribune. 

The audience voted it the best picture Fairbanks has ever done. 

— New York American. 

The next time you book an Artcraft Picture remember 
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also an office attache, for the purpose of 
shadowing his wife. Through this he learns 
Mrs. Frome Is In the habit of visiting a cer- 
tain apartment bouse In town, but falls to 
learn who she meets there until sometime 
afterward when the shadow learns she Is 
maintaining a second establishment with her 
former maid and a child as the occupants. 
Later, when be further learns his wife and 
the family physician were constant compan- 
ions while abroad during the time that his 
wife was separated from him, he accuses her 
of having been Intimate with the doctor, and 
that the ohlld Is a result of their friendship. 
This occurs on a night when there Is a phone 
call regarding the child, who has become HI, 
and both mother and the doctor dash off to 
care for It. Then comes an additional wallop 
when the auditor, believing his employer has 
led his wife astray, dashes Into town and uses 
a gun. But during the time- Frome Is recov- 
ering from his wound he Is made to realise 
his error and that the child Is In reality his, 
also that it was because of his wife's desire 
to keep their offspring sheltered from his 
drunken rages that caused her to keep its 
birth a secret. Later a reconciliation Is 
brought about and the usual happy clinch 
with mother, father and child as the prin- 
cipals. The feature Is very well handled In 
production. The studio sets showing the home 
of the Fromes are wonderfully well done, so 
well they were mistaken by a great many for 
the genuine. There are no exteriors to speak 
of except brief street scenes. The photography 
has evidently been pulled through by very 
clever tinting and lighting. The light effects 
are corking at times, but the like cannot be 
said for the general camera work. David 
Calcaglnl did the sbootlpg for this picture. 
Of the supporting cast Julian L'Btrange por- 
trayed the husband very successfully and 
Herman Lleb In a minor role was generally 
satisfactory. "Daybreak" is a feature that 
can be played in any house and It will stand 
up under more than a single day's run any- 
where. Fred. 

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£' e,,c 1 e 1 Alma Rubens 

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Jules Mardon Francis McDonald 

Armande de Oautler Wheeler Oakman 

Prince del Chlnay Frederick Vroom 

Triangles special seven-reel release for 
Jan. 13. What reason, if any, for this par- 
ticular story being given a seven-reel pro- 
duction is hard to understand. In five reels 
it would have been a good program picture, 
but in seven It falls to hit the mark as a 
super-feature, as It Is supposed to be. The 
S tor &r^ M w I itten b * Catherine Carr, directed 
by Walter Edwards, with C. O. Peterson at 
tne camera. Alma Ruoens is the featured 
player of a cast that has but three important 
factors. From a story point the picture carries 
sustained interest, but from a box office view 
point it has been misnamed. It would have 
better been called "The Passion Flower" 
rather than "I Love You." The turner Is a 
descriptive line used for Miss Ilubens. In- 
cidentally the first two or three reols are 
rather shy of titles, leaving the action to 
tell the story, which it at times falls to do 
• * . y * * M 1 M J . RuDe ns «s an Italian peasant 
girl Is dubbed "The Passion Flower" by the 
natives of a little hamlet near Florence. 
• Italy She is the village belle. A young 
French artist wandering through discovers 
uw < J e , cldes *° P al °t her. She falls In love 
witn him, and he seemingly returns the affec- 
tion while the picture is in progress, but 
once it is finished he continues his wander- 

?.",.*?£. f ° r * et8 n er- When the painting 
called "The Passion Flower" is shown in Paris 
It creates a sensation, and Is purchased by a 
young and wealthy Idealist who falls in love 
with the subject. He ascertains from the 
painter where the original is to be found, 
and then seeks her out and marries her. 
Four or five years elapse during which the 
couple are extremely happy in the rearing 

?. a son nV. T, i en tbe arti8t a « ai n enters their 
lives. This brings on the big scene of the 
picture, with the artist trying to take ad- 
vantage of the wife. The husband misunder- 
stands and drives her from the house. Finally 
there Is a reconcilatlon. In production the 
picture is exceeding well handled. The early 
exterior scenes with a grape arbor are very 
interesting. Later a scene during a Venetian 
water carnival at night Is tremendously well 
done In direction, photography, and lighting, 
borne of the latter effects are corking. The 
early Interiors of the Italian cottage were also 
well lighted and atmospheric. The interiors 
ate in the picture were also well done. Miss 
Kubens seemed an ideal "Passion Flower," 
but the director seemingly overworked her 
Wu ?l chan Blng expressions in closeups. 
wnen the time came for the change to really 
register it had lost some of its value. Other- 
wise she fitted the picture wonderfully well 
playing a role that carried all the sympathy 
wJth a great deal of feeling. Wheeler Oak- 
ma H a8 ra the ', eadln K man and husband pleased, 
while Francis McDonald, the artist, carried 
conviction In the earlier scenes, but failed to 
register late in the picture when required to 
act a real heavy. One bit of detail that 
slipped by the director was that his scene of 
action was laid in Italy, and his principals 
were an Italian girl and a Frenchman, for 
when he had them speak lines according to 
the titling the lip reading shows distinctly 
they were using the English language. His 
Handling of crowds was also faulty at times 
The reason for crowds late in the story Is 
one of its weak points for the "Black PJ^ue" 
Incident looked as though it had been dragged 
In by the heels to cover up the attempted 
assault on the wife by the artist in the fear 
It mlKht ofTend. If the Triangle Is sending 
this picture on the market at the price of 
one of their regular flve-rcelors well and good 
but It is not a feature that should call for 
an extra rental because It is In seven reels. 

Fred. 



MOVING PICTURES 



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THE NARROW TRAIL 

lee Harding William 8. Hart 

Betty Werdin Sylvia Bremer 

"Admiral" Bates Milton Rose 

"Mooee" Holloran Robert Kortman 

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This Artcraft production Is pulled out of the 

classification of ordinary western pictures 

through Wm. 8. Hart as the star. It Is Hart 

from beginning to end, but this star has done 

better work In the past, and Incidentally has 

had better story material to work with. But on 
this occasion the star himself decided to take 
a hand at authoring, and the screen adaptation 
of his "own story" was handled by Harvey F. 
Thew. The camera work was by Joe August, 
who. In the course .of the picture, managed 
to get several very good long shots; his 
crowd stuff was also good, but In the matter of 
closeups there was an occasionally bit of faulty 
work. The latter might have been due to the 
manner In which they were matched up in the 
assembling of the feature. In cost this fea- 
ture does not on the surface show traces of 
any great expenditure, practically all of the 
scenes Doing exterior locations, the one In- 
terior of consequence being a dance hall dive 
on the Barbery Coast very well carried out 
In the studio. The story has as Its principal 
characters two social outcasts, Hart playing an 
outlaw, while the "girl" Is the 'ward of the 
dive keeper, and forced by him to ply the 
trade for her livelihood. This may cause the 
feature to be objectionable In tome localities, 
but the fact Is not so broadly handled as to 
be real cause for alarm. The meeting of the. 
two principals Is brought about when Hart 
holds-up the mountain stage on which the girl 
and her uncle are traveling to one of the 
resorts for a rest. Hart decides to follow 
her to the small town and make her ac- 
quaintance. After the meeting the two form 
a mutual admiration society, each with the 
belief the other Is good and noble and fol- 
lows the narrow trail. When she announces 
that she must go back to San Frajclsco, Hart 
decides that he will go too. He has an ad- 
dress, but it is a ficticious one she hac selected 
at random. When he fails to find her he 
wanders down to the water's edge, and Is 
taken in tow by a couple of grafters who steer 
him to the dive where the girl of the moun- 
tain holdup reigns as queen. They cannot 
get him to drink enough to be ripe for fleec- 
ing, so they call in aid from the dance hall, 
but when the selected victim falls to fall for 
their charmers they decide it Is a Job for the 
queen. She enters, and mutual recognition, 
with Hart declaring that "if shf's bad then 
the whole world must be." He starts to go, 
but the grafter interpose, and then follows 
one of the best rough and tumble fights Hart 
has mixed up in quite some time. It is a 
pippin of a slam bang affair, and the biggest 
punch of the picture. Hart returns to bis 
lonely mountain trails and resumes bis stick- 
up Jobs, not knowing the girl, who still be- 
lieves him an honest rancher, has followed 
him, she returning to the small town where 
they first met. Then Hart enters during a 
fair week, and the two again meet. It would 
have been easy to close the story here, but 
an extra punch has been added. The horse 
which Hart enters in the free for all race for 
$1,000 Is recognized as the steed of the out- 
law, and after Hart wins the race an attempt 
is made to seize him, but he makes a getaway 
carrying the girl behind the saddle ; the clos- 
ing scenes showing the two in the fastness of 
the mountains planning to start straight with 
the $1,000 the race has brought them. There 
is some excellent horse stuff early In the pic- 
ture, with Hart's favorite pony as the leader 
of an outlaw band of horse flesh, while Hart 
is the leader of a human outlaw band. The 
clash of the human and animal minds result- 
ing in the capture of the prize pinto are well 
worked out with some excellent camera work. 
Hart played his usual type of role In his 
like usual manner, his support being nothing 
of exceptional value. Sylvia Bremer as the 
"girl" Is .rather short on looks, and Hart has 
had both better looking girls and better ac- 
tresses playing opposite him in the past. If 
this picture was one of the regular program 
releases of the Paramount with Hart as the 
star it would be of exceptional value, but as 
an Artcraft special it does not stand up as 
out of the ordinary. Fred. 

MADAM SPY. 

Robert Wesley Jack Mulhall 

Admiral John Wesley Wadswnrth Harris 

Hanson George Ocbhart 

Count Von Ornstorff Jean Heraholt 

Phyllis Covington Donna Drew 

Baroness Von Hulda Claire' DuBrey 

"Madam Spy," a Universal feature, story 
by Lee Morrison, scenario by Harvey Gates, 
produced by Douglas Gerrard, would have made 
a corking picture with Julian Eltlnge In the 
stellar role. As played by Jack Mulhall the 
female Impersonation Isn't complete enough to 
have deceived anyone, much less shrewd In- 
ternational Intriguers. Dob Wesley, son of 
an American admiral, has failed in his ex- 
amination, and his father Is ashamed of him. 
At the moment when Dob Is "in Dutch" he 
finds his father's butler handing over to a 
German diplomat the map of the mines In the 
harbor. He overhears them plotting to de- 
liver the map to a German baroness due to 
arrive, she to hand over some sealed orders. 
He han the baroness kept prison;*:, <!ruuao:t In 
her clothes, and Impersonates her through a 
series of exciting adventures leading up to the 
arrest of the band of spies, and thereby earns 
the gratitude of the nation, Is restored to the 
Rood graces of his father, and wins the girl 
with whom he Is in love. Cast, direction, and 
photography all combine to make "Madam 
Spy" a good program feature. It Just falls 
short of being sensationally so. Jolo. 



THE WILD STRAIN. 



Winifred Hollywood 

Harold Burton 

John Calvin Hollywood 
Mrs. A. C. Hollywood.., 
Klngsley Royce . 
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Nell Bhlpman 

Alfred Whitman 

Otto Lederer 

Mrs. Busklrk 

Bd. Alexander 

Mrs. Ruth Handforth 
R. Bradbury 

Nell Shlpman and Alfred Whitman are the 
featured players In this Vltagraph Blue Rib- 
bon feature, written by George Randolph 

Chester and Lillian Chester, and directed by 
William Wolbart. The story Is more or less 
old-fashioned melodrama that it would have 
been easy to have made a botch of had It 
not been for some very clever title-writing 
of a humorous Btrain, which diverts and 
amuses as, the- story develops. 'The Wild 
Strain" concerns mainly two young folk who, 
despite that they have a long line of most 
staid ancestors and that they have been reared 
In most circumspect manner, occasionally 
break out rather wildly. Tuere Is a reason 
for all this, a skeleton In the closet so to 
speak, for each has had a wild ancestor 
about eight generations back, but this faqt 
Is kept In the dark as the picture unfolds 
and held for a surprise In the last reel. The 



story In Itself deals with the courtship and 
engagement of the two young people. Of 
course, the parents of each being long on 
family pride, wish to Inspect the qualifications 
of the offspring of the qther side.- All is ar- 
ranged for a visit of the v groom-to-be folks on 
the girl's parents. All is very frigid and 
formal and proceeding nicely until the girl 
makes a break. Then, to cap the climax, a 
rival suitor for her hand, a rather wild boy 
about the town, breaks In on the scene and 
messes things up generally. Of course the 
hero and heroine eventually marry but there 
Is first a long list of complications to be 
enacted, otherwise there wouldn't be any flve- 
reeler. However, In this case, the enactment 
is rather amusing, although at times very 
melodramatic ; however, the frigidly formal 
families both 'fess up to the fact that an 
ancestor on one side was a wild Italian brig- 
and, "while on the other * a prize-ring hero, 
started the strain. The former accounts for 
the desire of the girl to take wild horseback 
rides at night, and the latter for the faot 
that the youth in the case carries a punch 
In either hand, The story Is rather modern 
fable with a self-contained moral, perhaps, to 
the effect that "blood will tell tales In the 
best of families" or something like. In this 
case It was simply direction and titling that 



makes the picture worth while from the story 
standpoint. The acting plays Its part, and 
little Nell Shlpman sure is sometmng of an 
actress as well as a mighty clever horsewoman 
and a good-looker. Alfred Whitman was al- 
together pleasing as the favored suitor, while 
Bd. Alexander, as the boavy. overplayed a 
bit at times. Mrs. Busklrk and Otto Lederer 
played tne parents pf the girl with a touch 
of forced aristocracy that was very amusing, 
while Mrs. Ruth Handforth as the mother of 
the boy showed traces of cleverness in an 
extreme character role. R. Bradbury, In the 
role of a circus and wild west proprietor, 
fitted perfectly as to type and manner of play- 
ing a usually much overplayed role. In direc- 
tion there was some very good touches with 
the assistance of the camera for laughs. The 
showing of the string of oil paintings de- 
pleting the ancestors was cleverly done. The 
circus stuff was also 'good, although there 
were some little slips In detail in thehandllng 
of the crowds. A number of double exposures 
were well done, although the photography la 

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Btrain is a fair program picture that oould 
have been a great deal better had the produc- 
tion been In the hands of anyone of a doaen 
other companies other than the Vltagraph. 

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A Clutch in the Throat 
A Tucj at the Heart 
And a Tear in the Eye. 



THESE— and a smile- 
are the biggest box-office 
elements that can be put in- 
to any motion picture. . 

In a powerful new Goldwyn 
production your public is 
given a story of the heart 
for the mothers whose sons 
are "Somewhere in France;" 
whose husbands are battling 
for Civilization; whose 
daughters are serving Hu- 
manity under the emblem 
of the Red Cross. 



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behind will learn how "they 
also serve who stay at home." 
In response to the prevailing 
exhibitor and public demand 
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Jiolds of 'honor 



By IrVinS.Cobb 



The story of the shot that rang around the world; 
a picture of smashing action and suspense directed 
by Ralph W. Ince. 




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ROSE OF THE WORLD. 

Rosamond English Blale Ferguson 

Capu Harry English Wyndham Stand log 

Lieut- Bethuno Parcy Marmont 

Lady Cunningham Bthal Martin 

Sir Oarardlna Claranoa Handyaldaa 

His Nlaoa Juna 8loape 

Janl Maria Banadaua 

Mary Gertrude La Brant 

Dr. Chatalard Sloans Da Maahar 

In "Roas of ths World." tba currant Art- 
craft release, with Elsie Ferguson starred, this 
charming actress hss a vehicle almost as 
worthy of her aa was "The Rlaa of Jennie 
Cushlng," her most recent film effort of the 
past. While the story In Itself may not hare 



tha widespread appaal tba former vehicle 
had. It nevertheless will hire a strong appaal 
to women. It is one of those stories that baa 
an unaually appealing role for the star, which 
will create a greater following for her among 
film fans. There Is one thing, or rather two. 
about Miss Ferguson, snd that la that she 
can act In addition to being good to look at, 
and In thla picture there is unlimited oppor- 
tunity for her. The story Is by Agnes and 
Edgeraon Castle, and was adapted for tha 
acreen by Charles Malgne, who delivered a 
script with punches. Maurice Tourneur di- 
rected, and there are many little touches that 
bespeak bin handiwork. The scenes of "Rose 
of the World" are laid In India and England. 
The atory opens with Mrs. Harry English 
(Miss Ferguson), the bride of Captain English, 
at a amall garrison post In India. She la- 



a rather yorthful bride and baa not aa yet 
fully realised what real love means. Her 
husband la sent In to the native country with 
a amall force of man to quell an uprising 
among tha natlvea. Tha little army la aur- 
roundad and beeieged In a ema!' fort. He 
leads a sortie against tha beleaguering force, 
and that la the last beard of him. When the 
survivors return to tba little garrison they 
carry with them a box containing the effects 
of Captain English, which are turned over to 
the wife. After a time aha marries 8lr Arthur 
Gerard Ine, governor of the north of India, 
and shortly after Major Bethune, who had 
been a lieutenant In her former husband's 
command, appeara on the acreen. and Informa 
her he baa been commissioned by the Crown 
to write a atory of Captain English's life. 
With the rereading of the letters tha dead 




WILLIAM A. BRADY, 



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Stolen Hours 



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Story by Olive Wadsley 
Directed by Travers Vale 



mau had written bar. a »aw leva for blm 
wrings up in bar breaat and bar unrest Is so 
areat bar Pbyalclan ordera bar to return to 
BuVland r fof a rast. She goe. S.^blSSa. 
home of her first husband and there bsiboM 
SoTe aware of the fact that *• JK^JTur* 
greater love than aba bad aver realised gyr- 
ing hla Ufa. Tha present husband Ipltown 
alter a time and brings with blm bis Indian 
secretary, a very mysterious figure, much be- 
wbiskered. who la oonelaally gliding about. 
Major Delbune la there also to couUnue hla 
wot* of writing, and with tha readlug of tba 
diary of the siege the widow of Captain «n- 
gltab pictures to beraelf the baruanpa be 
passed through. Later, at dluuer, bar 
pompous husband so get* on her nerves aba 
leavea the table guests and reireata to her 
own room, and tuere In a, aeail-byeterlcal 
slate Implores bar old Indlau servant to evoke 
her Uoua so that the spirit of Captain JCugltab 
might appear. Captain singllau doea appear, 
not in tue spirit but In hie, lor be was tba 
luUiau secretary. At the time of the attack 
he bud beuu laaen prisoner aud escaped only 
alter bis wife had remarried. tteiieviug her 
huppy be bid hla identity until be abould aeoar- 
faiu otberwise. It is very much Jllp van 
Winkle aud Enoch Arden in etyie out there 
are twists about the "Kose of the World" that 
wi*. aeud it over. Tue production carriea 
good aciion and a coming battle scene that 
win thrill. Tuere are lime Inuivldiul toucuee 
in the battle stud that are very good, espe- 
cially tbe naluug up of the uag mat nae 
beeu abot from tue a tall and the water-carrier 
biu Tne Uuglisn scenes are well bandied aud 
tue aeta cany a quiet dignity that oue llaes 
to liuugiue exists about au old country place. 
Yvyuuuuiu btauuiug, miss Fergusou a lesdiug 
muii, iu the roie of Captain Jbugiieh, was ail 
Uiai could be naked tor iu type aud action. 
tttrcy Muruioul aa lieutenant aud later Major 
betuune gave a atuuied performance. June 
biuaue wits an e&ceiiout type tor a youug 
ibugiieh girl aud piuyed a more or leaa ttjp- 
puut Mia* moat acceptably, iu the cnaracter 
roie ot Jam, tbe aged ludlan servant to tue 
siar, Marie Ueuedettu scored because of type. 
Froin a photo*rupuio staudpoiut tne picture 
is tuere, aud soiue ot tue camera ebota m 
tne buttle eceue are particularly good. Mlaa 
*er*usou gave a reiuaraauie perforiuauoa aud 
oue tuut will eudeur uer to everyoue wuo aeea 
tne picture. It is a corking ieature tor any 
house. Fred. 



THE BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY. 

The title ot ibis ordinary bliu feature sounds 
beyoud wuat tue picture reveals. iue suuject- 
nmuer goea baca to tbe French Kevoiutioa 
auu tue ueath ol KoDespierre Iu 1«U4 or tnere- 
aoouts. it seems to cover '.he period ouiy of 
Kooettplerre's complete mastery of the Com- 
mittee ot rubuc baiety wuicn uld uot run 
very loug. It "the iiirth ot democracy" waa 
luieuueu for the Freucu public, tins lorelga* 
inuue ieature mlgbt curry weigbt m its utle 
auiuug tue Freucu people, but in America 
tuouau tue picture putroua in general oouid 
accept tne Kouespierre period aa tue Inaug- 
ural of tne freucu Kepuouc, over bere tuey 
would meuikily recall tuat thla couutry In 
liiO deciuied llaelt, thereby giving tue film 
no more luteresi thau tue atory aud tpe 
scones call tor. beiore aud alter tue film 
proper is a title aheet merely bearing "rrolog" 
auu "Epilog." it suggeste tne feature aa 
suown piituiely at tbe i\ew Yora Hoot iuea- 
uay uioruiug is but a portion of a more 
e^ieuaeu biui made or inteuued. Tne Frauco- 
Amencau films is libteu as presentiug it, aud 
tbe meagre auvuuce billing said: "ine most 
spuctucuiur sensation In tilmdom." It Is spec- 
tucuiar out uot seusutionui. Among tne lor- 
ei 6 u players is A. ftoveui. Its cast Is fully 
capable aud ably attends to the playing wblch 
has most to do witu love and lutrigue, "tne 
birth of Lieiuocracy," miuua its moo scenea, 
becoming oruiuury througb lta tale ot love 
aud lumgue, tbe latter political. Tbe Interior 
sets are quite eluOorate, required through 
Kouespierre appearing at tne beuu of the Com- 
mittee lu lie assembly room. Oue ot tbe 
characters, a noble plotting against the Ke- 
puuitc aud caliiug bimseit Tue Luseisable," 
couiu be utilized iu auotber feature as a berolo 
figure easily, tnougn here be is do lug little, 
ivwce save irom deutb by tbe woman In the 
case, wuo is also traced as tbe indirect cause 
01 Kobespierre s dcatu. History recites some 
biaiiiur luciaent witb Madume liolaud aa the 
womau, although the connection is not made 
quae as direcuy, but for tue purpose of tula 
"story" it la peruiissable. It Is tbe direction 
ol tue mobs that makes "The Dlrtb" staud up. 
Hundreds, aod tbey look like thousauds, of 
supers bave been employed as a revolutionary 
ruoble, aud as tbe populace, watching the death 
wagons curry tbe Committees victims to tbe 
guillotine, tbe place wbere Robespierre ended 
bis existence alter a splendid Cuuiuber sceue. 
perhups historically reproduced, tibonly af- 
ter, Kobespierre is shot lu his rooms, and 
later is seen proceeding to the guillotlue. 
wnere the scene cuuugcs as his bead is placed 
under tbe knife. A magnificent mausion la 
used eurlier lu tbe picture where some trifling 
detail is worked out. Tbe film has been tinted 
in sections, although tbe picture is uot im- 
proved by tbat procebs. Some of tbe photog- 
raphy in cutcblng tbe multitude before it, waa 
bkiiiully done, and while there are cloae-uoa 
here and tbere, tbere is no blatant close-up 
sucb as tbe American film-makers are run- 
ning riot over, aud tbere did uot seem to be 
auy special cull upon tbo fureigt pluyors to 

register for close luspectlou. but while one 

Turin- r S r . ■ on »«"»»«I b'S io occur In "The 
Iiirth t does not. and 'The Blrtb of Democ- 
racy Implies too much to lull down on! 
Tbe picture classes just a trifle above an 
ordlnnry weekly service release, and because 
of us failure to live up to its name could 
prove a sore disappointment to those expect- 
ing much through 1L Blmi. 



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THE CROSS BEARER. 

Cardinal Mercler Montagu Lore 

Llane de Meroda Joanna EngHa 

Lieut. Maurloa Lambeaux Anthony Mario 

Qanton Van Laya Geo nee Mnraan 

Banker Van Leys Edward Elkaa 

Baron Spleaelman Charles Brandt 

Jeanne Perrler Elolae Clement 

Col. Krauaa Albert Hart 

Brother Joseph Alexander Francis 

Housekeeper of Cardinal Kata Lester 

Madame Lambeaux Fanny Cocao 

Madame Van Leys Henrietta Simpson 

This la a really bit: photoplay In theme and 
execution, with Cardinal Mercler, of Belgium, 
aa Ita centering persona re. and the German 
Invasion aa Ita background. There are no 
battle scenea proper, but many episodes In 
which the enemy troops participate, perform- 
ing aucb acta of outrage aa to make "The 
Cross Bwarer" a powerful document In de- 
nunciation of the Huna. There aro some 
magnificent scenes, such aa the reproduction 
of the Interior of the Louvaln Cnthedral and 
several of the Interiors of the Cardinal's palace 
and the Vatican at Rome. 8ome big street 
scenes were also built, through which large 
bodies of Infantry, cavalry, artillery, and 
citizens move without crowding. The plot fol- 
lows historical events of the present time, and 
carries a strong romantic Interest. The 
Cardinal baa a ward who Is loved by a young 
Belgian officer. In whose absence st the front 
the German governor-general seeks to gain 
possession of her for bis own evil purposes. 
To defeat the superior physical power wielded 
by the German with the army behind hlro the 
Cardinal calls Into play every resource of 
his mind, waging hla wits aealnst the mailed 
mlaht of the Invader, and playing effectually 
uoon the superstitious fears of hla opponent 
when that will suit bis purpose. While 
Cardinal Mercler In the play Is absent upon 
tba famous journey that took the real prelate 
to Rome the German plotter nearly gets the 
young girl Into his power, and almost aa 
nearly convinces her that both her lover and 
the Cardinal himself are In secret league 
with the foe. But when the final crisis cornea 
and nothing else will suffice the Cardinal de- 
nes his enemies to set foot within holy ground 
on pain of Incurring the curse of the church — 
a threat from which they recoil In fanatical 
terror. Tn the end. when the Germans think 
the grim, old Cardinal la dead, supposedly 
slain by the young lover of his niece whom 
the enemy have been trvfng to poison against 
him. he Is really smuggling the young couple 
through the lines to France — having himself 
joined them In marriage. The events move 
swlftlv and with always Increasing Interest, 
and there Is hardly a moment when the ab- 
sorbing story relaxes Ita hold. Montagu Love's 
Impersonation of the aged Cardinal la aulta 
the beat he has contributed to the acreen — 
exalted In religious fervor. Intensely grieved 
at 'he sufferings of hla people, terrible In bla 



anger toward the deapollers of the church and 
the ravlshers of Its convents, infinitely tender 
toward his helpless ward in her terror, and 
cynically crafty In bla matching of wits with 
tbe thick-skulled governor-general. Jeanne 
Eagela la charming aa the young girl, and It 
la an excellent cast In a notable picture play. 
Directed by Oeorge Arohalnbald ; cameraman, 
Philip Hatkln. Jolo. 

THE AVENGING TRAIL 

Gaston Olaf Harold Lockwood 

Rose Havens Sally Crute 

Tom Pine Joe Dailey 

Dave Taggart Walter P. Lewta 

Lefty Red. Lou Is Wolhelm 

Hale William Clifford 

Dr f Saundera Warren Cook 

That Harold Lockwood Is In this picture 
will have to carry the latest Torke-Metro re- 
lease, for the picture Itself cannot stand on Ita 
merits. It la a frightfully alow and draggy 
lumber camp story based on the novel, "Gas- 
ton Olaf," written by Henry Oyen, adapted 
for the screen by Fred Balshofer and Mary 
Murrfllo, directed by Francis Ford under Bal- 
shofer supervision, and photographed by An- 
tonio Oaudlo. In saying that It la a lumber 
camp tale one asys It all, for It la like hun- 
dreds of other lumber camp stories gone be- 
fore, and does not rank with the better ones 
of the paat. Practically all the scenes are 
In the open, with the exception of a couple of 
very easily handled Interior scenes that 
wouldn't have taxed the smallest studio. The 
plot concerns principally one Taggart, boas In 
the particular lumber region, and hla efforts 
to ateal the timber on a certain piece of land 
owned by Rose Havena. At the time of the 
opening of .the story a stranger cornea trudging 
Into camp. It la Lockwood In the role of 
Gaston Olaf. He arrives just In time to wit- 
ness Lefty Red. who la Taggart's foreman and 
chief bruiser, trying to embrace Rose Havens 
aa he Is walking down the street. He Inter- 
feres, and there Is a fight in which he man- 
ages to lick Lefty Red ; then Taggart. being 
without a foreman, glvea him the job aa slave 
driver over tbe lumber gang, and sets him to 
work on the Havena tract. Of course, Olaf 
later finds out whose lumber he la cutting, but 
decides to keep mum about It until the work 
Is done, and then force Taggart to pay the 
girl. But Taggart forestalla blm and makes 
the payment for the timber In cash, planning 
all the while to get It back through having 
Red do a little burglary for him. Red la 
cauaht on the job and shot, and hla dying 
confession Implicates Taggart as the man be- 
hind the job In the shooting of Olaf's father 
some time before. It waa this murder and 
robbery that set Gaston on the avenging trail, 
but that Is left for tbe audience to find out 
after the picture la about two-thirds shot. 
Tsggart pays the penaltv. and Gaston snd the 
girl are together In a final clinch. The star 
Is pleasing enough, though rather careless in 



hla makeup tn the opening scenes. Sally 
Crute did not appear to advantage tn this 
role, which waa rather an unimportant one 
for her, Lockwood'a work being Ju the fore- 
ground at all times. Walter P. Lewis as 
Taggart, the heavy, gave a rather unsatis- 
factory performance. In fact the only role 
of distinction In the supporting cast of type 
'and playing" waa Lefty Red by Lewis Wolhelm. 
He and Lockwood put up a corking fight tn 
the bar room scene. The feature ia very 
ordinary from every angle, and without Lock- 
wood aa a draw it would be very much to the 
bad. Fred. 

THE BEAUTIFUL MRS. REYNOLDS. 

Aaron Burr Arthur Aahley 

Alexander Hamilton Carlyle Black well 

Maria Reynolds June Elvldge 

James Reynolds Carl Olrard 

Jacob Clingman Hubert Wilke 

Margaret Moncrleffe Evelyn Greeley 

Tbeodosla Burr Betty Peterson 

Mrs. Alexander Hamilton Pinna Neablt 

Gen. Israel Putnam Lionel Belmore 

Mrs. Putnam ., Justine Cutting 

George Washington George MacQuarrle 

Martha Washington Roro Tapley 

Thomaa Jefferson Albert Hart 

John Adams Jack Drumlar 

Jamea Monroe Charlea Brandt 

John Randolph Henry Weat 

Mrs. John Randolph Florence Beresford 

William Bingham William Black 

Mrs. William Bingham Margaret Gale 

Mrs. Mifflin Lottie Ford 

"The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds," a World 
Film feature, la a chronological story of the 
Uvea of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, 
compiled by Samuel M. Weller. It la In six 
reels and contains probably the largest east 
of principals ever assembled in one picture 



by the World. It ts probably a composite 
narration gathered from all the hlstorlsns of 
that period — just prior to and Immediately 
after the Revolutionary War. The historical 
events are wound about the private Ufa of 
Alexander Hamilton, his illicit affair with 
Maria Reynolda, leading up to the duel with 
Aaron Burr, In which Hamilton mat an un- 
timely end. It la an absorbing heart-Interest 
tale, made all the more so through the fact 
that It la about personages who actually ex- 
isted and who contributed In great measure to 
the making of American history. Bealdaa 
Hamilton and Burr there la shown George 
Washington, Martha Washington, Thomaa Jef- 
ferson, John Adams. Jamea Monroe, and so on. 
This makes It, necessarily, a costume play, 
hut Instead of It proving a handicap. It 
enhances the romantic atmosphere. Many 
events are revealed not generally known and 
certainly not Included In the public school 
histories. Director-actor Arthur Aahley haa 
undoubtedly gone to no small palna In work- 
ing out the many detatla, any one of which, 
if Incorrect, would bring down upon hla head 
the criticism of the numerous students of 
American history. He probably realised this 
and undoubtedly fortified himself against such 
an emergency. Yet with all the care taken 
In the matter of location a, costuming. Interior 
furnishings, etc., whoever la responsible for 
the tltlea made the unpardonable error of 
falling Into the modern colloquial method of 
Hpeech Inatead of the more or laaa pedantic 
or stilted English which prevailed In polite 
society In those days. The World Film folks 
may have decided thla waa necessary to make 
the story more Intelligible to moat picture 
patrona and maybe, If ao, they are right In 
any event, all thlnga considered, it la one of 
the moat pretentious productions the World 
haa turned out and It la aafa to predict a 
large success for the undertaking. Jolo. 




RICHARD 
STANTON 

in New York direct- 
ing feature films for 
William Fox. 

Current Release: "THE, SPY" 




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How Does Triangle Pay the War Tax?" 



Triangle is paying the war tax. It is not passing it 
on to the already burdened exhibitor. 

The reasons "why" have been clearly stated in the 
trade papers and in other advertising media. We are 
not surprised, however, that the question is still asked, 
"How does Triangle pay the war tax?" 

The "why" and the "how" of the matter are different 
problems. 

Triangle believes that the government intended the 
tax to be paid by film manufacturers, producers and im- 
porters, and was not to be transferred to exhibitors. 
We believe it is "our bit" and we are glnd to make any 
sacrifices to do our part. That is the "WHY." 

Exhibitors whose confidence has made Triangle a lend- 
ing factor in the industry, are entitled to know "HOW" 
we can afford to pay this tax. It means a large sum of 
money and it must come from somewhere. Triangle 
wantfl every exhibitor to know from what source this 
money comes. 

The answer is simple and is best given by another 
question, "How can the people of this country afford to 
buy Liberty Bonds, pay increased prices for necessities, 
and send their sons to the battlefields?" Economy, 
which is the answer the American public would make 
to these questions, is also our answer to the tax question. 

Buin faces us if we believe the pronhets. The air 
is full of accusation and insinuation. These clouds of 
dust may obscure some men's vision, but these men are 



not exhibitors. Exhibitors know that Triangle prices 
have not been raised, that Triangle pictures are better 
than in the old days of individual stars and producers, 
and that Triangle service has set new standards for the 
whole industry. 

Triangle did not wait for the crisis to economize. 
Months ago the eye of scientific management was turned 
on production. The result is a dollar's worth of picture 
for every dollar spent, and a better dollar's worth in 
story, cast, settings and photography. If these things had 
not been done, who would have paid the bill? First, the 
producer— and then the exhibitor, who in turn must pass 
it on to the public. But these things have been done with 
the result that a margin has been left out of which 
Triangle pays the war tax. 

Months ago plans were made for a Traffic Depart- 
ment. Transportation waste, an enormous item in over- 
head, was cut to a minimum. 

Triangle is also serving a large number of new ex- 
hibitors — increased business means decreased expenses. 
The famous Triangle pictures made by Hart and Fair- 
banks have been reissued. Hundreds of exhibitors are 
making money on these pictures because of their unusual 
drawing power and the reasonable prices at which they 
are sold. 

These are only a few of the many reasons why Triangle 
pays the war tax. 

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THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND. 

Bearing the trade mark of the Fraternity 

Film Co., sponsored by Werner ft Abrams, 

"The Devil's Playground" cornea into screen 

scope as an animated reason in seven reels 

why the "dance erase" should be banished. 

While the film strikes a body blow at the 

cabaret dance fad, which isn't having any too 
rosy a time nowadays, anyway the aubject 
arrives rather late. The picture la ade- 
quately staged, played by a cast that cost 
the makera regular money, and the dressing 
looks like a million dollars, but the story, 
as given In screen form, Is not new. "The 
Devil's * .ayground" runs wild" at times over 
vast stretches of celluloid waste, while at 
others it holds Its tension at high speed and 
has some* very interesting scenes. Some of 
our staid old censors may draw their specks 
closer and think twice before passing certain 
scenes, but they are given with a realism 
that holds the everyday alns of the human 
world up to the naked eye. Throughout men 
and women aiu, and much space Is devoted 
to showing how the sexes sop up intoxicating 
Hbatlons. while Jais music is all over the 
place. The cabaret scenes, wherever taken, 
are strikingly true to form. The usual spider 
and the fly story la told, with a girl of the 
Innocent, unsophisticated type being enmeshed 
by the rich business man, while another atbry 
is also screened In the same film of a rich 
youth who falls for a woman of the world. 
Vera Mlchelena does the best work of the 
women, and made the character stand out all 
the way. Mis* Cook worked hard and did 
well. Harry 8plngler showed the worth of 
screen experience by doing some corking good 
work aa the profligate son. The other roles 
for the most part were excellently handled. 
The staging and the lavlshnoas of the In- 
teriors and the general Investiture are all 
that could be expected In a feature of thla 
kind. The picture at tlmea tries for the 
sensational, but never rune Into a groove of 
extraordinary film enactment In the sec- 
tions and neighborhoods where the "dance 
craze" is the topic of the reform crucibles 
and aid societies, "The Devil's Playground" 
will be used as an argument why It ahould 
be done away with. In other sections It will 
hold Interest mainly through Mlas Mlchelena 
and young Spingler. Some of their scenes 
make the palmy days of "Camilla" and 
"Salome" look like a proverbial deuce. The 
photography la splendid. Mark. 



HER SISTER. 

Olive Tell Is the star of this Empire-Mutual 
the successes of the late Clyde Fitch. The 
release, a five- reel screen adaption of one of 
picture Is a pleasing program feature prin- 
cipally through the sympathy the star pro- 
motes for herself In the leading role. Miss 
Tell Indicates there Is a future for her in the 
film field providing ahe Is properly directed 
and fitted with the proper story material to 
exploit her beauty and histrionic ability. The 
story relatea the adventures of two sisters 
left orphans through the death of their mother, 
with the older sister receiving the final ad- 
monishment she is to guide the younger girl. 
Immediately after the death of the mother 
the older girl secures a berth as the under- 
study for a fortune teller who haa become too 
aged to carry on her work, but wishes it con- 
tinued because of the opportunities there are 
to direct erring ones to do right. While In 
the capacity, Miss Tell meets a young society 
chap who falls in love with her and wishes 
to wed. While he is courting her, however, 
her sister mixes up with a clique of high 
speeders, and as a result is named as co- 
respondent In a divorce action. Innocent Is 
she, but it was her misfortune to have been 
named. The real woman is a widow who has 
been frying to capture the boy engaged to 
marry the fortune telling sister, and she has 
in the meantime been carrying on an affair 
with a married man. When the newspapers 
get hold of the divorce papers they make the 
mistake of naming the older girl aa the co- 
respondent, and she, to shield her sister, re- 
fuses to explain. But the sister comes to the 
front, and all ends happily. It Is a good 
story, slightly mutilated In the handling on 
the screen, a fault that could "be corrected by 
reassembling and retltllng. It has suspense 
and a society atmosphere of which most audi- 
ences are fond. From a production stand- 
point the picture Is well done, the scenes run- 
ning for the greater part to Interiors in keep- 
ng with the story. The camera work and 
lightings In several Instances are extremely 
good. "Her Sister" Is a good enough program 
featuro for any house that Is running single 
day showings. p red 



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MRS. DANE'S DEFENSE. 

Felicia Hlndemarsh Pauline Frederick 

Sir Daniel Carteret Frank Losee 

Lionel, his son Leslie Austin 

Lady Bastney Maud Turner Oordon 

Janet, her niece Orml Hawley 

Mr. Bulsom-Porter John L. Shine 

Mrs. BulHom-Porter. . . : Ida Darling 

James Rlsbee Cyril Chadwlck 

The Duchess of Orantby..Amella 8ummervllle 

The Vicar Frank Klngdon 

Mr. Trent Howard Hall 

Mrs. Trent Grace Reala 

Mrs. Dane of Canada Mary Navarro 

That Pauline Frederick is the star of this 
Famous Players-Paramount release Is con- 
ducive of an added Interest In a story which 
on the apeaklng stage was a successful play. 
There is an element of suspense about the 
story that carries one along, although the 
suspense tends to a slight dragglness at 
times. "Mrs. Dane's Defense" originally had 
Margaret Anglln as Its star. The picture 
version waa adapted by Margaret Turnbull 
and Hugh Ford directed the production. It 
ia a picture that will particularly appeal to 
women audiences, although the role the star 
has Is not particularly a sympathetic one. 
Miss Frederick as Felicia Hlndemarsh has 
accompanied a Mrs. Trent to Canada from 
England aa companion. Mr. Trent becomes 
interested in her and the result is that there 
is an Isbuc Mrs. Trent upon the discovery 
of her husband's unfaithfulness commits 
suicide and Felicia travels about Canada for 
three years with the scandal ever cropping 
up. Finally she visits a cousin, who Is a 
widow and in ill health, who on her death 
wills her all to Felicia, who returns to Eng- 
land with her new wealth and determines to 
establish herself In society. She falls In 
love with Lionel Cartaret, thy adopted son 
of Sir Daniel Cartaret, and the boy falls 
equally hard for her, Jilting a young girl. 
But although Felicia has taken the name of 
her deceased cousin and is posing as Mrs. 
Dane, her past finds her out through the 
medium of a visitor from Canada. The re- 
sult is the breaking off of her engagement 
to Lionel and her return to her child which 
ahe has left with the nurse of her childhood. 
It is her determined efforts to deny the fact 
she Is Felicia Hlndemarsh and retain the 
boy's love that give the piece its title. She 
sure does frame an alibi that looks perfect 
for the time being, until Sir Daniel starts 
to cross-examine her and pins her down to 
the truth. The earlier sections move speedily 
enough, but once one gets Into the English 
society end things begin to drag. There is a 
preponderance of minor detail In several 
scenes that slow the telling to a great ex- 
tent. In production the scenes are for the 
greater part Interiors with the exception of 
a well chosen location showing the lawn of 
an English country place which la very at- 
mospheric. The interiors are all In good 
taste and befitting the story. The support- 
ing cast Miss Frederick has Includes several 
exceedingly good types. F-ank Losee as Sir 
Daniel carries his role convincingly, while 
Leslie Austin playing the juvenile lead both 
looked and acted his role cleverly, but It re- 
mained for Cyril Chadwlck to land as an 
English fop. It was the cleverest character 
bit of the production. Orml Hawley looked 
pretty as the young fiancee who was deserted 
for Mrs. Dane. The camera work for the 
greater part was adequate and acceptable. In 
the matter of direction the suicide scene In the 
early Canadian scenes was a little too the- 
atric, as was also the playing of the role of 
Mr. Trent by Howard Hall. The picture is 
a good feature of program value, especially 
so because of the following of the star. 

Fred. 

THE KINGDOM OF LOVE. 

Violet Carson (Violet Dale) .. .Jewel Carmen 

Violet Carson (child) Nancy Taswell 

Mrs. Agnes Carson Genevieve Bllnn 

Rev. David Cromwell L. C. Shumway 

Frank Carson Fred Milton 

Frank Carson (child) Ernest Wade 

Henry Carson Joseph Manning 

Carabou Bill Q. Raymond Nye 

Buck, dance hall keeper.. .Murdock MacQuarrle 
Silnce the time the Triangle turned out 
"The Flame of the Yukon" there have been 
any number of the feature productions with 
scones in the Klondike, but none has come 
up to "The Flame" as yet. This Is quite 
true In the case of "The Kingdom of Love," 
a Fox five-reel production written by Doty 
Hobart and directed by Frank Lloyd, with 
Jewel Carmen as the star. While It Is a good 
program feature It hasn't the pep and action 
characterized "The Flame" and placed It 
among the top notch offerings of last year. 
"The Kingdom of Love" Is more or less stereo- 
typed as to story, although there Is a slight 
twist which makes It a little different from 
those that have gone before. But there Is 
the Inevitable dance hall scenes and the pro- 
prietor of the place Is the usual heavy, with 
a minister of the gospel as the hero. It Is 
husband and wife splitting up down In the 
states. There are two children, boy and girl. 
The wife retains the son while the daughter 
Is taken to the Klondike by the father, who 
Is later shot in a gambling row. The 
keeper of the dive takes her under his pro- 



JULIAN ELTINGE 

THE FAMOUS IMPERSONATOR 



To the screen what he was to the stage 



tectlon and while she worka on the floor In 
the Golden Palace, she is the object of much 
admiration and general respect. From the 
states there comes a steamer bearing her 
brother and on the same boat there la a 
minister. When they arrive at the little 
town the boy enters the Palace and falls In 
love with the girl. After a time ahe dis- 
covers who he really is and keepa her true 
Identity a secret. He receives word from his 
mother she haa to undergo an operation, but 
lack of money makes it lmposlble and that 
ahe wishes that he would return to her be- 
fore she dies. The girl Jumps on a table In 
tne Palace and offers herself to the highest 
bidder. The minister has been a wltnesa to 
the scenes leading up to the auction, and he 
bids her In for $6,000. He has the money 
but makes a deal with the Palace's owner 
for a loan of the amount. Thla the girl 
turns over to her brother to go back home 
with. To obtain the money the minister has 
signed a note promising repayment In three 
months In lieu of which agreeing to become 
a chattel of the dive keeper for ten years. 
It is up to him to get the dust, and he stakes 
a claim and makes good. The girl has learned 
to love him and he returns the feeling. When 
the debt is repaid they are both ready for 
the final clinch. From a picture standpoint 
it la a good feature and tber* are several 
good touches in direction that help ma- 
terially to get the story over. There are 
times, however, when the photography Is a 
little off, especially In lack of tinting when 
night scenes are played In high sunlight. In 
this picture Jewel Carmen displays ability 
that has heretofore been unnotlceable In her. 
8 he Is developing fast and will shine with 
the best ere long. L. C. Shumway as the 
minister registered strongly, and Fred Mil- 
ton as the brother was an altogether pleasing 
Juvenile. Murdock MacQuarrle, the Palace 
owner, looked the part. In the selection of 
types for the dance hall scenes the casting 
director chose wisely and several laughs are 
won by types alone. For a "Klondike" pic- 
ture this figures a little better than the ma- 
jority since "The Flame." Fred. 



HER SECOND HUSBAND. 

This feature Is a mighty wild and tearing 
meller with a story that smacks strongly of 
the plot of "Daybreak." The production Is 
a Mutual release, with Edna Goodrich as the 
star, directed by Dell Henderson. As a pro- 
gram feature "Her Second Husband" will 
have to be classed with the second grade 
productions. It has a star who gained fame 
through having been one of the numerous 
wives of Nat Goodwin. That Is about her 
only legitimate bid to fame, for she cannot 
act, and In this picture a number of closeupa 
Bhow she Is losing her youth. The closeups 
were a mistake. Miss Goodrich lacks mobility 
of facial expression and seeing her In close- 



up after closeup one soon tires of the self- 
same look. The atory. with its authorship 
entirely concealed in the Mutual press sheet, 
deala with one of domeatlc tragedies that are 
brought about through the husband's love for 
booze. The husband Is a broker who prior to 
his marriage liked the bright lights, and 
after the wedding bells have pealed feels that 
unless he can continue on hla merry way 
marriage Is all wrong. He haa a playful 
habit of Inviting hia pala and their "de- 
tained" lady frlenda up to the house for 
dinner, and when the wife takes exception, 
he tells her that there la a way out of it for 
both providing she doesn't like his friends, 
and that way Is through the divorce courts. 
This is done, and hubby takea to roysterlng 
while wlfle starts to look for a position. In 
this she Is unsuccessful until she meets one 
of her husband's old frlenda who makes a 
place In his office for her. He has hla eye on 
the main chance and the Idea of a divorcee 
as a private secretary appeals to him, and* 
bo does the girl. But he is turned down cold 
and very foolishly tells the ex-husband about 
It, receiving a punch in the Jaw for the In- 
formation. To be revenged he plota an aa- 
sault on the wife. She wallops him over the 
head and makes her escape. She next gets 
a position as a model at one of the Fifth 
avenue chops, and this gives her the one real 
opportunity of the picture, for here Miss 
Goodrich can wear clothes and parade around. 
There are other models, and oue has a "gen- 
tleman friend." He wants her to bring a 
girl glong to a ball, so the heroine Is se- 
lected. The man ahe meets Is her husband, 
although he falls to recognize her because 
they are masked. However he suspects and 
the next day he arranges with his companion 
of the night before to plot another meeting 
with the girl. Thla Is arranged and he 
carries her off in a speedy motor until they 
are In the country and then asks her to 
remarry him. She does and the story ends 
right there. William Davidson is Miss 
Goodrich's lead in this picture, and he ap- 
pears to better advantage than In "American 
Maids" In which Miss Goodrich was also the 
star. He is a rather forceful type and dis- 
plays a lot of "pep." Richard R. Nelll was 
the heavy, displaying a tendency to over act 
at most times. In production there is noth- 
ing to rave about. The majority qf scenes 
were interiors, several early In the picture 
showing the home of the Klrbys were rather 
well done. There was one good little touch 
of lighting In the star's boudoir, but that 
was about the only real touch. The street 
scenes where the wife is out hunting a Job 
and later in front of the office building are 
so obviously posed they lack atmosphere. 
The ballroom scene is also rather badly 
handled. "Her Second Husband" will do In 
some houses, especially those running "double 
feature days," where It will fit in with an- 
other offering. Fred. 



PAR ALT A PLAYS 



PICK OF THE PICTURES 



The First Paralta Play 

J. WARREN KERRIGAN 

"A Man's Man'' 



IN 



X 



Directed by 
OSCAR APFEL 



Written by 
PETER B. KYNE 



The Second Paralta Play 

BESSIE BARRISCALE in 



44 



Madam Who?" 



Directed by 
REGINALD BARKER 



Written by 
HAROLD MacGRATH 



PARALTA PLAYS, Inc. 



729 SEVENTH AVENUE 



NEW YORK CITY 

Distributed by 
W. W. HODKINSON CORPORATION 



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MOVING PICTURES 



45 




AMALGAMATION OF DISTRIBUTORS 
TO BE CONSU MMATED IN FEW DAYS 

Draft of Contract, Virtually Agreed Upon, Will Be Ready for 

Signatures Next Week. Mutual, First National, World, 

Goldwyn and Metro Are Organizations to Join 

Combine. '* 



It is now only a matter of days — and 
a very few at that — before the much 
discussed and conferred upon distribu- 
tion amalgamation will be an actuality. 
The Anal draft of the contract to be 
signed by the manufacturers and dis- 
tributors who have agreed to combine 
will be laid down next week for 
approval, the general outlines of which 
having been agreed upon. 

There has been a considerable switch 
in the list of those who will enter into 
the distribution arrangement. At the 
last moment Mutual was included in 
the deal. Triangle is not included, 
neither is Pathe. J. A. Berst, head of 
Pathe, through past successes with 
Pathe distribution, is encouraged to 
believe he can continue on his own, 
and is out to enlarge his field of 
activities independent of all alliances. 

S. A. Lynch, who controls the 
Triangle Distributing Corporation, left 
for the south Tuesday, satisfied to con- 
tinue as at present, and it is under- 
stood Triangle has within a very re- 
cent time added more than 600 new 
accounts to its books 

The deal whereby the World and 
Triangle were to have combined their 
exchanges is all off. Under the pro- 
posed agreement Ricord Gradwell, of 
the World, was to have become 
general manager of the combined 
World - Triangle distributing system, 
but the deal fell through. 

The line-up of concerns which appear 
to have come to a definite decision to 
amalgamate their exchanges are First 
National, with 26 features a year, 
besides the Chaplin comedies; World 
Film, with 52 features; Metro, with 
52 regular features and a number of 
specials; Mutual, with 52 features; 
Goldwyn, with 26 features and a num- 
ber of specials. 

Price, Waterhouse & Co., certified 
public accountants, who do the audit- 
ing for most of the film concerns, 
together with the individual auditors, 
are reported to be working night and 
day to arrive at a definite basis for 
classifying each concern. The repre- 
sentatives of the respective concerns 
present at the almost daily conferences 
are Harry Schwalbe, for First Na- 
. tional; Ricord Gradwell, for World; 
R. A. Rowland, for Metro; Samuel 
Goldfish, for Goldwyn, and John R. 
Freuler, for Mutual. 

At one of the conferences the matter 
of going still further and forming one 
•gigantic manufacturing and distribut- 
ing organization was discussed, to be 
financed on a business basis by down- 
town interests, and was said to have 
expressed a willingness to consider 
such an arrangement provided the film 
men talked "turkey" and not "tele- 
phone numbers*' 

The including in the proposed amal- 
gamation of the First National is re- 
ported a great asset to the combina- 
tion through the personnel of that 
association. It includes important ex- 
hibitors throughout the country, who 
control "first-run" houses. 

Probably the most industrious 
worker in the proposed amalgamation 
is Rowland, president of Metro, who 
is reported have had a falling out 
with Paramount through inability to 
secure first runs in New York for 
Metro productions. Paramount-Art- 
craft practically contols the bookings 
of- the Rialto, Strand and Rivoli. and 
while the Paramount executives 
apparently have no objection Gold- 
wyn, and an occasional Triangle get- 



ting in, the report was circulated they 
"put the screws on" whenever a Metro 
feature was considered for these three 
important picture houses. 

Various reports have been in circula- 
tion of late regarding the financial con- 
dition of Paramount, probably origi- 
nating through the recent passing of its 
dividend this year for the first time in 
its history. A Variety representative 
was permitted by one of its stock- 
holders to peruse the current annual 
report of the treasurer. All the com- 
panies are now merged under the Art- 
craft Corporation, which takes in 
Paramount, Famous Players, Lasky, 
Cardinal and several others. The 
tangible assets, April 30, 1917, were 
over $8,600,000, and Sept. 29/1917 (con- 
cluding its fiscal year), they were 
nearly $10,700,000. Its liabilities, April 
30, 1917, were a trifle over $3,200,000, 
and Sept. 29, 1917, $4,300,000. Quick 
assets at present nearly $7,000,000; cash 
on hand, April 29, 1917, about $800,000, 
and Sept. 29, 1917, over $1,000,000. The 
concern is doing at present an average 
business of over $300,000 a week and 
has done as high as $370,000. The 
decision to pass the annual dividend 
was to protect itself against any pos- 
sible contingency that might arise 
through the unsettled banking condi- 
tions. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 9. 

Before J. A. Berst left for the east 
yesterday he announced, .or rather it 
leaked out, that Jack Cunningham, for 
a time script editor for Triangle and 
Universal, had been placed in charge 
of Pathe's western affairs 

Berst while here also put through 
a deal by which Paralta Plays, Inc., 
will make all its pictures for Pathe. 

Bryant Washburn and his company 
are now located at the Paralta studios, 
and it is understood Frank Keenan, 
Bessie Love and others will come west 
shortly. 

Paralta will go ahead making its own 
films, but will also handle Pathe pro- 
ducing. 

The second Paralta picture was re- 
leased at Clune's Auditorium here 
Monday. It is called "Madam Who," 
with Bessie Barriscale as the star. 

No Paralta plays have been released 
elsewhere as yet. J. Warren Kerri- 
gan's "A Man's Man" was played here 
some months ago, but was not put on 
outside Los Angeles. 

The "Madam Who" picture received 
good notices from the local film re- 
viewers. 



SUE FUNKHOUSER FOR DAMAGES. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

Picture producers and stars are no 
longer going to permit Censor Funk- 
houser to rip into their efforts without 
l. comeback. 

During the past week the Chicago 
second deputy of police was made 
defendant in two damage suits. Fox 
entered suit against Funkhouser for 
$25,000. alleging he slandered the film 
"The Rose of Blood," calling it un- 
patriotic. The suit was followed by 
another, in which Theda Bara asks for 
$1(K),000 for libel and slander. Funk- 
houser criticised her attire in various 
pictures. 

CONFERRING ON COAL. 

The National Association of the 
Motion Picture Industry has been 
called to Washington to confer with 
the Government on the coal question. 



MAKER TO CONSUMER PLAN. 

While the distributing concerns are 
in the throes of working out an alli- 
ance a quartet of manufacturers have 
devoted a portion of their time for the 
past six or seven weeks in formulating 
a "from maker to consumer" arrange- 
ment for the making and rental of 
features. 

• The four manufacturers are William 
L. ,Sherrill (Frohman), Harry Rapf 
Jos. L. Golden (Triumph), and Ivan. 
They have enlisted the co-operation of 
the. Pettijohn and Ochs factions in the 
attempt to establish a plan whereby a 
combination of exhibitors throughout 
the country can guarantee manufac- 
turers 2,500 days for features to be 
made under a plan that will net the 
manufacturer 25 per cent, profit on each 
production, and at fhe same time give 
the exhibitor his pictures for approxi- 
mately one-third his present rental 
prices. 

For example, a picture posting $50,- 
000 would yield the producer a profit of 
$12,500, and rented to the exhibitor for 
first run at $20 a day. 

After a picture has been exhibited 
by members of the proposed alliance 
it is rented to outside exhibitors, and 
the profit divided equally between the 
manufacturers and exhibitors. 

In order to participate in this plan 
it is necessary for an exhibitor to con- 
tract for but one picture a week for 
one year, with a 60-day cancellation 
clause. 

New York has over 1,100 days, and 
the quota allotment for that territory 
is about 400. The promoters are san- 
guine about putting the plan through 
to a successful fruition. 

AUTHORS' OWN COMPANY. 

Rev. Thomas Dixon and Robert 
Chambers are of the recently formed 
Mastercraft Film Co., to make pictures 
on the coast in the plant of the 
Paralta. 

The features made are to be entirely 
of the works of the authors. 



-TENDERFOOT* TITLE IN SUIT. 

Richard Carle and the Witmark 
Music Library, through their attorney, 
Nathan Burkan, have started an action 
for judgment and enjoining the Vita- 
graph from releasing "The Tender- 
foot." a five-reel subject featuring 
William Duncan, claimed to be an in- 
fringement upon a title of a musical 
production produced by the plaintiff 
in 1903. 

According to the comnlaint, Richard 
Carle appeared at the Dearborn. Chi- 
cago, in April, 1903, in a piece bearing 
the same name, thereafter additional 
road companies were formed and re- 
leased it for stock productions. In 
April. 1915. Carle sold a half interest 
to -the Witmark Music Library. 
Through the continued publicity and 
advertising the plaintiff alleges the 
present release is deriving the benefit 
of the large publicity expenditure for 
the play. 

An accounting from Vita is asl^ed 
for. 

Vitagraph, through its attorneys, 
returned an answer, making a general 
denial and setting forth its right to 
release the title. 



John Emerson Directing Stone. 

John Emerson will probably direct 
the Fred Stone pictures for Paramount, 
in which event Anita Loos will pre- 
pare the scenarios. 

Pending the taking of the Stone pic- 
tures next summer, Emerson and Miss 
Loos have been engaged by Jesse 
Lasky to provide a series of features 
for release by Paramount. The writ- 
ing, direction and general supervision 
of these production* will be left en- 
tirely ir; the hand:, of this pair of co- 
laborers. 



STRAND'S TAB. OPERA, 

The battle between S. L. Rothapfel 
of the Rialto and the Rivoli and 
Harold Edel of the Strand in the put- 
ting on of added entertainment in addi- 
tion to the pictures moves forward 
another step this week when the 
Strand presented the first of a series 
of grand and light operas in tabloid 
form. The initial Strand bill was 
"Carmen." 

The piece is presented with four 
singers — a contralto and soprano and 
a baritone and tenor. Bu,t one scene 
is used. The excerpts from the opera 
include the principal airs, and the 
whole ran for twenty-nine minutes and 
is presented but twice a day. 

At the Rivoli this week the opera 
"Thannhouser" is presented by the 
orchestra, with the soldiers! chorus and 
other numbers carried out vocally. A 
chorus of about twenty is employed 
in this. 






"UNFAIR COMPETITION" DECISION 

Justice Greenbaum, in the Supreme 
Court, has given judgment with costs 
in the suit brought by the Iliodor Pic- 
ture Corporation against Benjamin 
Blumenthal Export & Import Film 
Co. tfc> enjoin the defendants from pro- 
ducing, exhibiting, advertising or sell- 
ing "The Tyranny of the Romanoffs" 
and "The Tyranny of the Romanoffs 
with Iliodor, declaring it unfair com- 
petion with and simulation of plain- 
tiff's production, "The Fall of the 
Romanoffs with Iliodor." and from us- 
ing, advertising or exhibiting the name 
or photograph of "Iliodor" in and 
about any motion picture photoplay. 

In reviewing the case in detail 
Justice Greenbaum concludes as fol- 
lows : "The attempts of the defen- 
dants to explain or palliate their 
actions in using plaintiff's title are 
puerile and palpably unworthy of 
credence. The proofs indicate a clear 
case of unfair competition." 

EXHIBITOR KILLED. 

Cincinnati, Tan. 9. 

John V. Lang, of Newport, Ky., was 
shot and instantly killed last night 
as he was leaving a motion picture 
house which he owns at McRoberts, a 
small town across the state line. 

A negro is supposed to have done 
the shooting. He was caught after a 
24-hour search by a posse. 

The deceased was 24 years of age, 
and also manager of the Consolidated 
Coal Company. 

HERE'S THE 8th WONDER. 

The announced formation of the 
Cabanne Film Corporation has been 
deferred for the present, awaiting 
more favorable business conditions. 

The promoters returned some $38,- 
000 already subscribed. 

Christy Cabanne has gone to the 
coast to make a single feature under 
a 50-50 arrangement with the pro- 
moter of the enterprise. 



M. P. Thaatr* Own«n Elect Officers. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 

The Motion Pictures Theatre Own- 
ers' Association, at the annual meet- 
ing Jan. 4, elected the following of- 
ficers: 

President. E. Thomas Beatty; vice- 
president, George Henry; treasurer, 
Louis H. Frank; secretary. A. Powell; 
financial secretary, Anna Ressner; ser- 
geant-at-arms, A. Zelligen; executive 
committee. H. A. Dudling, A. J. Kuig, 
W. J. Mulligan, J. Cooper. 

Installation of officers will be held 
Jan. 18 by the Chicago local of the 
American Exhibitors' Association, 
organized last July. 



McKeon and Kelly in Corporation. 

John McKeon and Anthony P. Kelly 
arc forming a corporation to make 
pictures, the stork** in bo supplied by 
Kelly. 



CrUp Ea.t With Brlda. 

Donald Cri*n has renewed his con- 
tract as director for Paramount and 
has been summoned to New York to 
handle a forthcoming Wallace Reid 
production. 

He arrived the other day with his 
bride, who was Marie Stark, a Los 
Angeles actress. 
















MOVING PICTUBE DEPAETMENT PAGES 39 TO 46 




PARAMOUNT MAY CONTROL CHAIN 
OF THEATRES OVER THE COUNTRY 



By This Method Organization Hopes to Be Able to Bring Pro- 
ducers and Star* Into Line for Producing Purposes. 
Working Out of Former Syndicate Plan. 



It looks as though Paramount offi- 
cials had at last hit upon a scheme 
that will effectually tie up one lever 
of the business which is really the key- 
note of control in any amusement 
enterprise indoor* that caters to the 
general public. The present purpose 
of Paramount is to control a string of 
the bigger theatres throughout the 
country as one of the angles of their 
new distributing scheme. 

With a number of theatres they 
figure that they will be able to whip 
producers and stars into line for re- 
leasing purposes. At first it is the 
scheme to corral about 50 or 100 the- 
atres for the exclusive u«e of Artcraft 
and Paramount productions. 

The Paramount's plan is another 
working out of the former syndicate 
idea that once controlled the field of 
legitimate theatricals. The producers 
bad to come knocking at the door of 
those who controlled the theatres if 
th^v wanted to plav. 

The present scheme will mean a 
counling of the best ideas that have 
worked out in both the legitimate and 
vaudeville fields. The idea will be to 
lav out a show, the same a'; vaudeville 
bookings are rmde. and this Oiow will 
travel intact with the excrntion of the 
news reel features, which will be 
chanard frqm week to week. 

The Paramount have assigned a num- 
ber of their executives to po into the 
matter extensively and report back. 



NEW TRADE PAPER PLANNED. 

One of the biggest combinations for 
the publication of trade paners is on 
the verge- of invadJntr the nocture field. 
It is the United PnMJclirrs' fnrnnr^- 
t ; on. capitalized at $5.72". 000. and which 
at present issues twenty trade papers 
in the iron and steel industrv. dry 
goods trade, automobile manufacturing 
and selling trade and the building 
trade. 

It has been publishing the Motion 
Picture Trade Direetorv. This gave 
the publisher;; an insight in tiic general 
workings of the film industrv. They 
have R. M. Vandivrrt. former adver- 
tising manager of "The Motion PiVtnrc 
News." and H. A. WvcofT. former 
treasurer and business manager of the 
same publication, working out a 
scheme for a film news publication. 

The plan is to have the paper prac- 
tically subsidized bv a number of 
manufacturers, members of the Na- 



tional Association of the Motion Pic- 
ture Industry. Frederick Elliott, sec- 
retary of the organization, is trying 
to devise a way whereby the associa- 
tion will, through its membership, 
guarantee the new publication at least 
80 pages of paid advertising weekly. 

The stand to be taken by those back 
of the new paper is that none of the 
existant film papers fully cover the 
field. There are approximately 17.000 
exhibitors in the United States. 
Several of the older papers in the trade 
claim a circulation of from 11.000 to 
12.000. Since a large part of the cir- 
culation is used up in the manufactur- 
ing field and among those in the pic- 
tures, it is claimed no one publication 
coders the entire field. 

The scheme is to give the paper to 
exhibitors tn make sure by that method 
every exhibitor receives it and thus 
guarantee its advertisers a complete 
circulation. The United Publishers' 
Corporation is not following that 
method with any of its present pub- 
lications though. 

In the various trades the corpora- 
tion divides its various branches in 
units. In the iron and steel unit it 
publishes "The Iron Age" and "The 
Hardware Age": dry poods unit. "Dry 
Goods Economist." "Dry Goods Re- 
porter." "Hoot and Shoe Recorder." 
"Pacific Coast Merchant," "Drvgoods- 
man and Southwestern Merchant," 
"S-^s-torial Art Journal." "American 
Tai'or and Cutter." "American Ladies' 
Tai'or." "American Furrier." and in 
addition it has seven service depart- 
ments, covering advertising and econ- 
omy and a school for garment cutting, 
etc. Tn the automobile unit are "Motor 
Ar-e." "Automohiling." "Motor World." 
'Commercial Vehicle" and "Tire Pate 
Book"; l^uldinc unit. "American Archi- 
tect." "Metal Worker. Flumber and 
Steamfitter" and "Building Age." 

It is rumored that the Morgan in- 
terests are reallv the financial backers 
of the corporation. 

During the last week there have 
been several clashes between a num- 
ber of men on the staffs of the current 
T'et;:rc papers. Those behind the new 
srheme are stated as having secured 
their services for the new paper. One 
ct the editors forced a man connected 
with the scheme to appear before his 
present employer and deny he had 
listened to any overtures from the 
"opposition." 



ARTCRAFT QUITS OFFICES 

The Artcraft offices in the Godfrey 
Building were given up this week, and 
the entire staff of attaches moved over 
to the Paramount suite, at Fifth avenue 
and 41st street. The entire method of 
handling Artcraft releases will be re- 
vised and a joint system figured for 
the handling of those pictures and 
the regular Paramount releases. 

The advertising and publicity depart- 
ments will be merged and a number 
of departments will carry on that work, 
with John C. Flinn as general director 
of publicity and advertising, and 
Charles Burr as his assistant. Pete 
Schmid will handle publicity for all 
of the trade papers for all of the Art- 
craft, Famous Players and Lasky- 
Paramount releases. Hector Stryck- 
man will be his assistant. Charles 
Moyer will have charge of publicity 
for the daily press, and Alf Botsford 
will be in charge of magazine publicity 
under the new management, with Jerry 
Beatty in charge of trade paper adver- 
tising. 

Incidentally all of the exchange work 
for Artcraft pictures was merged last 
August with the work of the Para- 
mount Pictures Corp. and the Artcraft 
Pictures Corp. (formerly the Sherry 
offices) in the Godfrey Building. Last 
week the exchange on 2.1d street, which 
handled the northern New Tersev ter- 
ritory, was abandoned and that district 
is also being handled from these 
offices. 



BUFFALO AFRAID OF SUNDAYS. 

Buffalo. Jan. 9. 
With the installation of a new mayor 
here the local picture people are fear- 
ful of future action, as steps taken so 
far by the mayor indicate he may go 
to any radical effort following an idea 
about Sunday amusements. 



"WARRIOR" MADE INTO COMEDY. 

Chicago. Tan. 9. 

The Maciste feature. "The Warrior." 
retitled for this territory, has been 
turned, without changing a move in the 
ac^on. into a comedy. 

The film has been renamed "Brudda 
Maciste" and is selling big. 

WAR TAX TOO MUCH. 

Reading. Pa., Jan. 9. 

Many of the smaller picture houses 
in this city are unable to cone with the 
war' tax and are either closed until 
there is a chance in the situation or 
running at a slight loss in hope the 
law will be modified. 

The larger houses on Penn street 
seem less affected. 



MAY CLOSE THROUGH LIGHT. 

At a conference of exhibitors from 
the residential sections of New York 
to discuss the problem of "lights out." 
it was practically decided that if the 
conditions continued as they are at 
present these houses would keep closed 
Mondays. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
of each week. 



SHIPPING REGULATIONS. 

As the result of a number of con- 
ferences with sub-committees from the 
National Association Motion Picture 
Industry with the Bureau of Explosives 
in Washington Secretary Frederick H. 
Elliott of the Association is enabled to 
give out the revised draft of the pro- 
posed specifications for the shipment 
of film. The rules governing the trans- 
portation was signed by Assistant 
Chief Inspector W. S. Topping. 

Some necessary and radical changes 
are denoted in the revised matter as 
a result of the scarcity of tin and 
sheet iron necessary for war purposes. 

The Bureau of Explosives has asked 
the proposed amended regulations be 
given all the publicity possible. 



RtVOLI'S $30,000 IN 10 DAYS. 

The first ten days the Rivoli opened 
the house attracted a little over $30,- 
000 in gross receipts. 

It started Dec. 29. During the first 
ten davs the Douglas Fairbanks pic- 
ture. "The Modern Musketeer," was 
played, and for the last day (Sunday) 
the house drew $3,490, topping the 
Rialto bv about $50. 

The Fairbanks release cost the 
Rivoli $3,000. 

GOVT. WAR PICTURE. 

Robert Warwick will do no more 
picture acting until the war is over. 
He expects to be assigned to active 
duty, having received a commission in 
the armv. 

Warwick's friends have hit upon a 
scheme which thev think would prove 
a novelty and incidentally prove a big 
financial help ♦■ the Red Cross. They 
suggest that the Government O. K. a 
hi* picture, dealing with a war sub- 
ject, with Warwick as the star, the 
film being rented or sold, and the 
monev earned be turned over to the 
Red Cross. 

Among other film principals avail- 
able is Jack Devereaux, who a1«n ob- 
tained a commission at the Pitts- 
burgh training camp. 



NATIONAL BUYING ANOTHER. 

The First National Exhibitors' Cir- 
cuit is shout to buy its second picture 
from Paralta. It is "Carmen of the 
Klondike." written bv Monte Katter- 
john and which has Clara Williams as 
the featured player. 

The picture was originally intended 
as a Paralta release, but when the first 
print was received in New York it was 
found to be such a strong feature that 
it was decided to dispose of it other- 
wise. 



MUTUAL-CHAPLIN5 SELLING. 

Chicago, Jan. 9. 
A flood of Mutual Chaplins has beet 
set looie on the local market. Thej 
are ;he quickest return film engage- 
ments ever consistently attempted with 
hieh-priced specials, and the move Is 
bringipg a lot of money to the Mutual. 



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'The Pint Size Pair" 

FEATURED WITH 

LAURIE 

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with a clever yeans* Swede and an eqaally 
clever wife* whe are shortly to Invade the 
Variety Green with a tw/o-lach alalia. 
Welcome to the deaiain of wit. 

Walters and Walters 70a are headed 
M BI« liaeward.** Let's here year rl*ht 
nasaa. Welceate Is alee extended to the 
Misses Aabrey and Rlche. Whe's next, 
Alexander and Fields? 

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And Les Fringadilli 
The Royal Sky Divers 

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ESTELLE RICHE 

STILL TOURING THE SOUTH 

Yes. thank you, we are doing very well, playing 
to some extremely enthuaiastlo audiences. 

Of course, there are some of them who look at 
us askance, hut even Jupiter can't please everyone I 

Have not bad measles or pneumonia yet and 
iiave played ten cantonment towns. 

Our guardian angel must he keeping an 
watchful eye on us. 




Going teked Is a slip- 
pery performance. We 
first slip out of oex 

aothes. next a prayer 
lps from our lips— or 
alfps oar mlnrta 'then toe 
slip into bed end slip off 
to sleep on the pillow 
slip. 



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We spent a very enjoyable Christmas at 
Shea's, Buffalo, with all of these friends: 
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Grapewin, Kimberly 
and Arnold, Helen Page. Milt Collins, 
Adair and Adelphi, Fat Thompson, Joe 
Laurie and Aleen Bronsnn. 

We will be at the Orpheum,